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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

in todays world, people are substituting human interaction for the MACHINES. it will swing back. someday we will see a time capsule showing people shaking hands and having a meal together  while listening and talking

Sep 20, 2015 08:23 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Can be even worse when the driver is busy texting.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many things competing for our attention.

Sep 02, 2018 10:50 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

This is that bad part about technology Michael. The negative side to the biggest innovation in our generation.

Sep 20, 2015 08:56 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I remember waiting to get back home before calling someone on the phone.  (That was before cell phones).  We lived through it!  Now, all we see is cell phones in hand while walking, driving, riding bicycles, shopping and yes, even while working. (whether it is related or not). They are accidents waiting to happen! So how important is it? People are getting killed because of it.

Sep 20, 2015 08:50 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Willis, TX

No!  We are so addicted to our phones we don't realize what we are missing out on, or if we are stepping into a bad situation!

Sep 22, 2015 02:00 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's the number of people I see texting or looking at their phones while driving that is scary.

Sep 21, 2015 10:03 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

NO - Ga. passed a law that it is unlawful to text while driving and you have to use a wireless device to speak on your phone while driving.  Today I saw a women texting as she entered the interstate & driving 40 miles.  A man was driving and had his phone to his ear driving at 45 miles in a 70 mile zone.  These people are going to get in to a wreck or cause a wreck.

Sep 21, 2015 08:28 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Unfortunately yes!  We thought technology was going to make life easier but it just put us all on the treadmill.  We can't put down that phone or we lose out.

Sep 21, 2015 03:32 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I think it depends on how old you are.. LOL

Sep 21, 2015 02:36 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, I've asked that question at least 100,000 times! I see people on the phone at 4am in the gym.... what in heaven's name is so important at 4am besides your workout?

Sep 20, 2015 11:41 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton Texts and emails are not worth risking a person's life.

Sep 20, 2015 11:15 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's an accident waiting to happen....and the poor unsuspecting driver will be the one who suffers for that error....

Sep 20, 2015 10:56 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

If you think the email or text is worth dying for, then go head and do it !! Good common sense tells us otherwise. 

Sep 20, 2015 08:21 PM
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Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Kalama, WA
helping improve local property tax systems

It's call "awareness." We owe it to ourselves to be aware of our surroundings at ALL times. Personal safety can easily be threatened when not paying attention. A U.S. Department of State security specialist tells of a terrorist group who passed over a Foreign Diplomat in favor of one who was less aware. The more aware perosn had a practice of simply stepping out his door each morning, looking up and down the street for suspicious activity, and then proceeding. Sometimes, that all it takes.

Sep 20, 2015 08:13 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. It is not good when stuff like this happens, even worse when they are texting and driving.

Make it a great week!

Sep 20, 2015 07:13 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not think so. It is just an addiction, no more. I sometimes see the screens of those ''too busy'' with their phones, most of the time i see games or social networks.

Sep 20, 2015 04:30 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - It is so true. People just expect others to stop for them these days. They really have no respect for others, and just expect others to stop, even though they may have a green light. 

Sep 20, 2015 03:21 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Michael, your mother taught you right!  And what these people don't get is that as they step off the curb while texting, there could be a Realtor driving into the intersection who is in distracted driving mode!

Sep 20, 2015 02:35 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes to some they are that important and they are shutting out everything else around them. One day there will be laws against crossing and texting.

Sep 20, 2015 12:52 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I drive to Arlington VA sometimes 1-2 times a week, and people there walk into traffic while texting, ride bikes like there are no cars on the road, ignore the red hand that says don't walk, etc. I have come close to hitting pedestrians more than once.

Sep 20, 2015 10:42 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Ptobably not worth it; nor is putting on the make up, shaving and the plugs in the ears while driving! It will be a sure way to meet the Guy above or below!

Sep 20, 2015 09:59 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Michael it's kind of crazy isn't it. I see people doing stupid stuff  like this all the time.

Sep 20, 2015 09:34 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I can't walk and chew bubble gum, so I am pretty sure I won't try to use my phone too much, especially texting. 

Sep 20, 2015 09:06 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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We will have those trip over, runover, flatten over.....I have seen people ride their bike and email or look at their phone .....

 

Sep 20, 2015 08:58 AM