Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Nina Hollander
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Sounds uncomfotable. I've been stuck on an elevator, but never by myself.

Sep 27, 2017 03:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I remember that happening in college... the drunk kids( I might have been that once or twice) would rock the elevator .... we'd  pry the door open and jump out!!!!

Sep 27, 2017 05:32 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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This sounds like the start of a Halloween story! 

Sep 27, 2017 04:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I have been stuck in an elevator before.  Though, I could call on the emergency phone.

Sep 27, 2017 05:41 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Yes...it has happened to me but it was a long time ago.  A couple of times as I recall.   

I agree with Lise Howe -- it does sound like the start of a Halloween story or movie.    

Sep 27, 2017 05:34 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Ouch, I found some humor in your post.  I am sure you had a fright. Hope it worked out or... Are you posting from the elevator.

Sep 27, 2017 03:36 AM
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Royalty One Mortgage
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Dennis,

 I personally have been fortunate to not have experienced being trapped in an elevator. I could only imagine how uncomfortable & uneasy that must feel. 

-T.J. / The Royalty One Mortgage Team

Sep 28, 2017 11:45 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Sep 27, 2017 06:22 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Yikes no and hope I don't get in that predicament!

Sep 27, 2017 05:50 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I hope the emergency phone was in working condition.

Sep 27, 2017 05:50 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I've never been stuck in one but I don't panic over those situations. I would probably be annoyed if I didn't have my cell phone to entertain myself while waiting...

Sep 27, 2017 05:49 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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LOL - you can't make this stuff up - "you are the building manager" LMAO

Sep 27, 2017 05:43 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Would not be comfortable for me. I don't like small places!

Sep 27, 2017 05:23 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Dennis.

My goodness what a predicament to be in! I did smile as I read about you being the building manager.

Sep 27, 2017 04:23 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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I would hate that! How long did it take them to rescue you?

And to answer the question, no, I've never been trapped in an elevator by myself and I hope I never am.

Sep 27, 2017 03:56 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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Nope never been trapped in an elevator at all... I've stopped one a few times though ;-) 

Jan 06, 2018 07:41 PM
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Joan Cox
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My phobia would kick in, no way!  

Sep 29, 2017 06:41 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

THanks to all for the comments!

Sep 28, 2017 01:01 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Dennis Swartz - luckily, NO!

Sep 27, 2017 10:28 PM
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Bob Crane
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Time to start talking to yourself about getting that fixed Dennis.

Sep 27, 2017 07:02 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Sounds terrible. I don't like closed in places. Did you tell them how to get you out since you are the building manager?

Sep 27, 2017 05:41 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Your "question" sounded like the beginning of a thriller...

Sep 27, 2017 01:29 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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 My neighbor was stuck in one for an entire day.  

Sep 27, 2017 12:46 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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I haven't been caught in one but have helped two others get out. Not something I would've liked to endure from their reactions.

Sep 27, 2017 10:19 AM
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William Feela
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No I have not.  But beng close to the bottom would not be so scarry

Sep 27, 2017 09:45 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Not fun!  Thankfully never been stuck in one (knock on wood), but I have been that guy checking to see if anyone was inside.

Sep 27, 2017 09:18 AM
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John Meussner
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Haha glad you made it out.  Unless your asking from the elevator!

Sep 27, 2017 09:04 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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And then you realize, that cup of coffee you drank earlier is causing your bladder to scream for attention!

Sep 27, 2017 08:24 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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We don't have a lot of elevators in my area. But that's pretty funny. And no, in all my years I have never been stuck in an elevator. Thank God.

Sep 27, 2017 08:10 AM
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Carol Williams
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I've never been stuck in an elevator.  I always have my phone with me.  You never know when you're going to get in a "situation".  

Sep 27, 2017 07:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I'd be calling the fire department if I were someone on the outside of the elevator. 

Thankfully, I have not been stuck in an elevator. 

Sep 27, 2017 06:57 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Dennis Swartz I've never been stuck in an elevator.

Sep 27, 2017 06:44 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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It can make for the beginning of a good story mehtinks....

Sep 27, 2017 06:20 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Alternate plan with the fire dept.

Sep 27, 2017 05:52 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Dark, enclosed spaces are not a good situation for me. Add that to the ambush of imprisonment and panic is a strong likelihood.

Then there could be the flush of embarrassment when it is realized that the Crazy Cat Lady who has been complaining of a wonky elevator should have been taken more seriously.

Your closing line reminds me of all those movies with the "Call; the cops!" line with a 'We are the cops" response.

Sep 27, 2017 05:14 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I've used them for years; however, have never been stuck on one.

Sep 27, 2017 05:01 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Never happened to me.

Sep 27, 2017 04:40 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Briefly, I was trapped in our office elevator 2 weeks ago with 3 of my office neighbors, but was able to free us after only minutes of waiting.

Sep 27, 2017 04:36 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Fortunately not - happy you survived to let us know!

Sep 27, 2017 04:26 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Scary situation.

Sep 27, 2017 03:34 AM