Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I was in bed waking up to go to Spanish 101 and I knew immediately it was an attack from UBL and AQ, before the second plane hit.

Sep 11, 2015 04:18 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I was driving through Rock Creek Park on my way to pick up sushi for a brokers' open.  An Eve Cassidy CD had just finished with her amazing rendition of "Over the Rainbow" that just filled my heart.  Then I switched over to NPR and it took a few minutes of listening to some confused broadcasters, and Carl Kasell at the top of the hour to get the full picture. 

Sep 11, 2015 02:31 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Watching the tv in my office waiting for a new hire to show up.  And wondering why Bryant Gumbel did not recognize it a a terrorist attack right away.

Sep 11, 2015 04:50 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Noah Seidenberg I was an Oracle DBA and software consultant then, too. It took another couple of years before I started my career in Real Estate.

We had just bought our first home - and had no clue on what's going on. At office, I was 'alienated' because of my color - not to blame anyone as even I was wondering what's going on.

I rushed to home and bought an indoor antenna to see what's going on. Perhaps our family in India had more information about this than us!

Sep 11, 2015 11:12 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

At the time, I was at home and went in late, because it was such a beautiful day here.  One of my associates told me the news and I was shocked.  We saw the rest on TV and they sent everyone home.

Phones weren't working most the day and I remember hearing fighter planes going over our building in case there were more attacks.

I remember being scared and staying inside...because if I went on my balcony, I could see the smoke cloud...I was 40 mins away from the City and yes, you could see it from there.

Sep 11, 2015 08:58 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

The TV was on for the news but I wasn't really listening at first. Thought it was a trailer for a movie or something. Until I stopped and watched and realized the horrible news was real. After that, couldn't take my eyes of the screen. The news kept getting worse and worse. Then called people in town whether they'd heard. Everyone had. Walked around Carmel-by-the-Sea later and watched tourists from all over the world huddling in groups; they could not leave because the airport was closed. A strange quiet hang over the town, people, if they were alone, walked around zombie-like, in their own thoughts. Mostly people seemed to want to be with others in small groups.

Sep 11, 2015 07:25 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We were on vacation on the Outer Banks of NC with my folks.  My husband was at the fishing pier already, my mom and I contemplating going shopping that morning, but wanted to check the weather forecast, so we turned on the tv.  First, we thought it was a sightseeing plane - that may have been reported initially in all the confusion.  We watched TV for a while and saw the 2nd tower hit.  

A few minutes later, the door opens, my husband is back from the pier and on the an individual ready reservist for the Army, he knew our world had just changed personally and he was right. A few months later, we were leaving Atlanta and heading for DC, where he was stationed at Ft Belvoir.  I gave up my corporate marketing career - and ended up  in real estate. 

Sep 11, 2015 06:52 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, my first impression was that it was an accident.  We were driving home after picking up a car after repairs from the dealership.  By the time we got home we knew it was far more serious.

Sep 11, 2015 05:09 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I was driving to our office sales meeting.  I always listen to talk radio; however that day my normal show was not on.  Peter Jennings was giving sketchy details and it was thought that a small plane had crashed into the building.  I just pulled into the parking lot when the 2nd plane hit.  Went in the office and everyone was standing aroun watching live TV.  The meeting was cancelled.  I went home and was glued to the TV the rest of the day.


Sep 11, 2015 05:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We were having breakfast in our favorite cafe in Yountville, CA.  The guy who came in announcing it was a joker, and at first did not take it seriously.  Another guy paled as his wife was in NY and he could not reach her... A

Sep 11, 2015 02:22 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

In the office, and it was fairly obvious that it was not an accident.

Jan 22, 2019 07:16 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It was very early our time.  I was home watching the morning news.  Instantly had a sinking feeling of terrorism.

Sep 11, 2015 11:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I was in a meeting at the office... and at first we all thought it was just an accident. Didn't take long to figure out that it was anything but!

Sep 11, 2015 11:39 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Noah Seidenberg I was attending a Tuesday morning weekly office meeting. Someone had the TV on in the conference room and we knew it was real and not an accident.

Sep 11, 2015 11:35 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I was on a treadmill and I couldn't imagine that it was a terrorist attack. 

Sep 11, 2015 10:01 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I was at home about to go to work out at the YMCA.  I had no idea that it was an attack at first as it just came on the Today show as a plane crashing into the tower.

Sep 11, 2015 03:44 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I had a television on and in the lobby of my office and was watching GMA and they broke in with the first plane and called it an "accident". I switched to a different channel and I just had a gut feeling so I called the school where my daughter attended (I was friends with the office staff) and had them go tell Abigail's teacher to turn on the tv in her gifted class.  Her teacher thanked me for that later.

Sep 11, 2015 02:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My first impression was it was a small plane that was offtrack and an accident. Then within minutes I realized that would not likely happen.

Sep 11, 2015 12:48 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I thought it was an accident, until the 2nd tower was hit.

Sep 11, 2015 12:32 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Noah - My wife and I were getting ready for work. We missed the first plane, but turned on the news shortly thereafter. We also thought it was an accident at first.

Sep 11, 2015 10:47 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Never thought it was an accident

Sep 11, 2015 08:58 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I was getting ready for a morning workout and turned on the news. The plane had just hit the second tower and my phone rang, a good friend who was conferenced with her daughter who was on a NYC rooftop just a few blocks away. The daughter called her mom because she couldn't get any information about what was happening.

Sep 11, 2015 03:22 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I was bailing hay and did not hear about it until I saw the 10 pm news.

Sep 11, 2015 02:50 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It was the day after my 18th anniversary.  I was home with my husband, glued to the news.

Sep 11, 2015 02:31 AM
Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

I was in Freshman Year of high school in class. Someone ran down the hallway saying the Pentagon was bombed. 

Sep 11, 2015 02:23 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I thought for sure it was an accident. Until the second plane.

Sep 12, 2015 02:48 AM