Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)

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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I can't imagine, I think it would be very upsetting. Your birth day helps you relate to things that happened on that day in any year or a certain year. It's part of your identity, also a date that you may have in common with other family members, friends, classmates or workmates. 

Feb 07, 2024 06:31 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I never act my age anyway, so perhaps it doesn't really matter.

Feb 08, 2024 06:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I imagine over time I simply would have declared "this day" to be my birthday.  

Think about our society that requires our date of birth for so many things. 

We even have to "prove it" by showing a state or federal ID.


Feb 08, 2024 05:41 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hard to imagine even with older record keeping Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets . I have a copy of my birth certificate from nearly 70 years ago. As a notary public I am always belping people recover records like birth certificates so they can get drivers licenses and more.

Feb 08, 2024 06:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hmmm....  It seems as though the day of our birth is grounding somehow, but if no one knew the date of their birth, perhaps something else would be the grounding factor. It might be interesting to take age out of the equation. How do you feel? Maybe some people would all of a sudden feel better if they aren't thinking in terms of their physical age. Imagine if you're dating and you meet a new person and age isn't one of the criteria? This is a question that would require quite a bit of thought!

Feb 08, 2024 04:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have no idea, but I don't get excited about my birthday as most people seem to get about theirs.  Just another day for me, haha.

Feb 08, 2024 04:34 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

The only reason I know the day I was born is through hearsay.  I was told, by others, that it's true.  I don't really buy in to astrology so it's not really an important factor for me, and other than an excuse to eat cake and celebrate another trip around the sun... shmeh.

Feb 08, 2024 03:38 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If I truly did not know the date/day of my birth, I guess I could choose any day or year. Yet, how would I make it official for those occasion the age matters? I guess there is a way to do that since I am sure I  would not be the first person to face that challenge.

Feb 08, 2024 08:12 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

I don't know. My grandmother never had a copy of her birth certificate until after she retired. She had to get it so she could go on a cruise with her sisters. When it arrived, it showed a different "birth date" than the date she had always celebrated. I think back then, babies were often born at home and the parent had to travel to submit a birth certificate. I don't know if her dad forgot the day she was born or what happened. Of course, she wanted to have two birthday celebrations after she found out.

Feb 08, 2024 07:27 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I knew someone who celebrated Jan 1st because they didn't know their birthdate.

Feb 08, 2024 06:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My grandmother did not know. In those days the traveling preacher would write the birthdates in a bible when he was in town. She remembered when he was in town and did it. She thought she was about 7 at the time. Life goes on. The alternative is not good.

Feb 08, 2024 04:36 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What day do I want my birthday to be?  It's apparently real easy to get a fake birth certificate from Hawaii these days, so I guess it can be any day I want!

Feb 08, 2024 08:24 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have a client that has two birth dates, as one she said she truly was born on, and the other the hospital has records of.    Foreign countries did some strange things 60 years ago.   She has been good with it, but it would be weird to me.

Feb 08, 2024 06:54 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

     If the day is unknown, how about the year? No clue on that magic number of trips around the Sun either? Well now. To saw off your arm and count the rings would be your only option other than carbon dating after your last real estate closing Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets .

     Live every day as if it was your birthday is an option. Why limit it to once a year to strap on the pointed hat with the too small elastic that stings your neck? Facebook always knows when your birthday is and be glad it's not Feb 29th. 

Feb 08, 2024 04:10 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I just celebrated a birthday. I say I'm 36 with x years experience (X=39)

Feb 08, 2024 11:25 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Well my father in law had that issue.  Found out when he joined the navy and his birth certificate didn't match the family bible (he was born at home). He got his birth certificate altered to match what he had been told the first 20 years of his life.  But records show it was recorded 8 days BEFORE his DOB.  Family said "well that's a mistake", so who knows.

Feb 08, 2024 09:37 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

42 easy...Now, to the age old relevant next question: what to do with it?

Feb 08, 2024 12:27 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I doubt that it would make that much of a difference.

Feb 08, 2024 08:54 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It doesn't matter to me other than I wouldn't know my sign & Candice couldn't tell me when Mercury was in kool-aid.

Feb 08, 2024 06:18 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I would be exactly the same age as I am whether I knew my actual birth date or not, but seeing your response to other answers, most days I feel much younger than my actual decades.

Feb 08, 2024 03:02 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

As old as I am.  God knows and knows when I will expire.

Feb 08, 2024 01:58 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I wake up in pain and earlier than at any time in my life.  It takes an incredible amount of coffee to get the day started.  I do stay active and play tennis four days  week in order to survive.  I feel my age for sure but then again I'm healthier than 0ver 90% of people my age.  I'm 73 and feel my age.

Feb 11, 2024 09:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- I've never acted my age but I feel somewhere between 40 and 45. Then there are some days when I look in the mirror and scare the bejabbers out of myself and say "How the heck did that happen??"

Feb 09, 2024 07:45 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Okay that's what I thought you meant! LOL depends on what day of the week, some days 30 some days 120! 

Feb 08, 2024 04:29 PM
Jason E. Gordon
CMG Mortgage, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA

Things were a bit hectic for me that day, so I hope you'll afford me some slack for my lack of retention.

Feb 08, 2024 01:42 PM