Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)

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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Once you go into an establishment outside of your realm the phone should be put away; if you are conducting business or a personal call finish it ouside and then come in.

Mar 18, 2016 10:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Standards of etiquette have been lost with cell phone use.

Mar 18, 2016 09:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

These days I think that cell phone and the word etiquette are an oxymoron for most people. 

Mar 18, 2016 11:33 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Perhaps that's their way of avoiding discussions with those in the store?

Mar 18, 2016 11:14 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes, your example I agree with. I always wonder what are they possibly talking about that they can't unglue the phone from their head?

In fact, in my physical therapy office that I go to there is a sign that says no phone use under any circumstances. I'm sure the sign is there because people have abused that.

There was a guy in Chicago that just got busted for blocking cell phones on the 'L'.  He thought too many people were being annoying on his way home so he invented this device to jam all cell signals within so many feet of him. He got busted last week - public was 50/50 for or against.

Mar 18, 2016 10:19 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Don't get me started on this topic.  I stay on John about being addicted to his phone all the time.

Debbie ~

Mar 18, 2016 10:19 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Like John McCormack don't get me started! Cell phones will be the end of civil society! Yesterday at the gym I had a phone yapper on each side of me yapping away for an hour non-stop and I can NOT disconnect. Then in the sauna-very small sauna-a guy is conducting business on his with 6 other guys sitting in there-unbelievable! Get me off this planet!!!

Mar 18, 2016 11:15 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Add to this list talking/texting in church, restaurant, movie theater, checkout line.  Ugh

Mar 18, 2016 11:13 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Roger D. Mucci I agree with Roy Kelley 

Mar 18, 2016 10:46 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The truly annoying thing is how distracted people are-- not paying attention, watching where they're going, getting in my effin' way, etc. 3:)
If I'm in a public place, get a call and need to take it, I'll go into the quietest corner I can. I don't want them to hear me on the phone, anyway. Otherwise, reject and text that I will catch up shortly.

Mar 18, 2016 10:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't like to use my phone in the store or anywhere that someone can hear me. I usually let the call go to voice mail and as soon as I get outside, I will call the person back.

I also don't like to use my cellphone in a restaurant and will step outside if I really need to take the call.

In my case, I don't want anyone overhearing anything I say.

Mar 18, 2016 10:33 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I agree Roger D. Mucci , it seems to be happening everywhere, the bank, restaurant and stores. Even worse is in a congested place you are waiting in line. 

Mar 18, 2016 10:14 PM
Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I agree.  Some places I go to have signs that say "finish your phone conversation outside and then enter".  It's really annoying trying to serve a customer and they are on the phone during the transaction.

Mar 18, 2016 10:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Been there, heard that.   Stuff happens.  


Mar 18, 2016 10:56 PM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

I dot like it, I try not to do it, if I have to answer a call for some reason while In a story. I tell them I am busy and will call them right back and actually make an appointment to call them back at a specific to.

Mar 18, 2016 09:33 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I'm think most all forms of etiquette went out the window about 10 years ago.

Mar 18, 2016 11:01 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Was there really anyone on the other end of the line? Sounds like a ploy to not be approached by salespeople

Mar 19, 2016 09:56 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It is rude and annoys the holy (may I say "crap"?) out of me. I see this so often and when it holds me up ... like the idiot in line in the grocery store who is talking on the phone and the cashier is waiting for them to pay .... PLEASE people ...get off the friggin' phone and get present!

Whew ... I feel better now. Thank you.

Mar 19, 2016 03:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What drives me nuts are the people in the checkout lines at the grocery store that are so focussed on their conversation that it takes forever for them to complete the transactioon, plus we have the pleasure of listening to the entire conversation. Sometimes at the bank as well

Mar 19, 2016 02:48 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Phone on vibrate, leave the area to a quiet spot if you must take a call.

Although, sometimes conversations between people are just as loud or worse.

Mar 19, 2016 01:46 AM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I agree 100% with Raymond E. Camp 

Mar 19, 2016 12:09 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is less annoying by the majority of people on their phones while driving. At least if someone runs into me at a store I am not in the hospital afterwards.

Mar 19, 2016 12:05 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't know what show I was watching the other night but the Mother was complaining to her husband about the teenage daughter constantly on her phone.  The husband started to laugh and said he was picturing them 100 years earlier complaining about those new fangled automobiles and that there was nothing wrong with horses . . .

For all the good that comes with cell phones, I'm happy to overlook those that were raised by wolves.  My cell is also a lifeline to several old & terminally ill relatives and I'll take their calls anywhere and anytime.

Mar 18, 2016 11:41 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Roger D. Mucci I saw it the other day at the cash register in the grocery store. Courtesy seems to have gone out of the window.

Mar 18, 2016 11:15 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roger, if I have a client or agent call, I would not be walking around looking at furniture, I would stay in my car and have a e personal and private conversation. 

Mar 21, 2016 12:10 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roger. As long as the person excuses themselves and makes the conversation short, it doesn't bother be at all.

Mar 19, 2016 08:43 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I think it's rude for folks to be chatting on their cell phone in a restaurant.

Mar 19, 2016 05:55 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

When people are on their phones( talking, playing, checking n/ws, they do not really pay attention on others...This is especially dangerous when they are driving! 

Mar 19, 2016 05:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roger D. Mucci with 50th answer to your question - we all agree, it's not professional!

Mar 19, 2016 03:54 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is rude. There is a shoe store in Destin that had a sign up stating no talking on your cell phone while in the store. My friend was in there and her phone rang and they asked her to leave. They didn't give her a chance to terminate the call. Now that was rude.

Mar 19, 2016 02:02 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is BS, I would ignore anyone doing this.

Mar 19, 2016 01:57 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I agree.  That is rude.

Mar 19, 2016 01:09 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Raymond E. Camp I agree with you. 

Mar 19, 2016 01:04 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I agree! 

Mar 19, 2016 12:25 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Probably not a customer, just wanted to get in out of the cold and your furniture looked like a comfortable place to make a call.

Maybe they will be back later to buy something.

Mar 19, 2016 11:56 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have to agreat with you on that one, cell phone can be a problem for people like me


Mar 19, 2016 09:52 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Roger - I was going to mention the cell phone jammer that Fred highlighted above - I read a story about a guy getting arrested for using one on the NY subway - they should have given him a medal.

Mar 19, 2016 09:18 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We, as Realtors, are guilty as charged.  Our clients are our world and sometimes we have pressing issues that need to be handled right now.  We all do things that others may perceive as uncool but if they stood to make or lose $15,000 they would most likely do what they needed to do.

Mar 19, 2016 08:44 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Cell Phone Jammer.   Expensive, but worth every penny.  The pocket version is great.  Check state and local laws.


CellPhone Jammers

Mar 19, 2016 07:25 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers



Mar 19, 2016 06:28 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Roger, it's a furniture store!  The customer is always right!  No?

Mar 19, 2016 05:28 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I despise those that are oblivious.  These people fit in that category.  

Mar 19, 2016 03:40 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'll tell you my thoughts as soon as I finish this call and get a bit to eat, Roger.  

Mar 19, 2016 03:39 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, talking on the phone and texting on the phone has gotten out of control!  I've seen this done with family during get-togethers, not just in a business atmosphere, and do think it is rude Roger D. Mucci.  My personal version of Cell Phone Etiquette is, if I receive a call that I have to take to excuse myself, and walk out of the area/room.  I try to be as brief as possible - most of the time I will either let the call go to a message phone, or hand it to Roger, because he knows who we are expecting to hear from and the urgency.  I would not want a customer/client to think that call is more important than them, standing right in front of me.  

Mar 19, 2016 02:09 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Yes its so rude. 

Mar 19, 2016 01:04 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I think some people do this because they don't want to be approached and "sold". And when I see this, it makes me wonder if they are on a real call or just faking it...


Mar 19, 2016 12:31 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I got caught answering my phone in the library and is was embarrassing not to mention annoying to the one who had to get up and tell me twice...stop! Never again for me....

Mar 19, 2016 12:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


They are not a customer!  They are exercising and staying on the phone to distract themselves. LOL A

Mar 18, 2016 11:55 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Hang up!

Mar 18, 2016 11:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes you just have to get a grip and put it in your pocket!

Mar 18, 2016 11:52 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's total ignorance and that person was probably not going to spend any money anyway.... ignorant people don't have too much money to spend!!!!!

Mar 18, 2016 11:48 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

It happened at my spin class the other day. The person next to me could not put her phone away and the instructor told her she is disrupting the class...she kept the phone glued to her ear!

Mar 18, 2016 11:33 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My 92 year old mother is having difficulty with her mortality.

The phone connection is her comforter.

If that is distressing to others, that is simpley unfortunate. I know of those who feel it a great injustice and transgression upon them should someone knock on their door. Some get smaller in their heart and mind while others may choose the path of kindness.

I would say to all those who presume to know, "Roll your eyes all you want. My priorities are CORRECT."

Mar 18, 2016 11:06 PM