Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had my wallet lifted from my purse in NYC many years ago... it was total panic. Fortunately, whoever lifted it took the cash and threw it away... it was found and given back to me. Since I rarely carry much cash... I've always felt "good" that this particular thief didn't get much.

I have left it a home a couple of times and didn't realize it till I was 30 minutes away... not a good feeling either.

Jan 26, 2019 04:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have a back-up contingency for that! I keep a log of what is in my wallet & carry very little cash. I'm not known to lose things but, when going on vacation, you can't be too careful.

Jan 25, 2019 07:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was held up at gunpoint. It was not a positive experience.

Jan 25, 2019 05:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I remember when I was much younger and my wallet was stolen.  It was an inconvenience but nothing like the disaster of today.

Jan 25, 2019 05:30 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I can only imagine how I'd feel if I lost my purse and hope I never experience it!

Jan 26, 2019 12:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Of course! I did just this morning when I realized I left my wallet at home.

Jan 25, 2019 07:23 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Have had unfortunately worse situations, but than you realize that there are others who are in or had worse situations...than count your blessings that you're not dying or worse, and than move on the best you could.

Losing my wallet or cell phone would not bother me much at all, I have contingency plans and backups for that.

Jan 25, 2019 07:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I would feel more if my phone was lost than my purse! Wondering why you asking this question.

Jan 25, 2019 05:45 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes.  I had my wallet lifted from my purse once in a grocery store. The loss of the wallet and the $500 cash and all the gift cards were not the biggest issue. The issue for me was the time involved in getting replacement cards, checks, etc.  Yes, this was about 10 years ago.  I no longer carry a checkbook. 

This happened the day before I was to fly out of town for a family funeral. 

I no longer bring a purse with me when I go grocery shopping.  I have my "man wallet" I put in my pocket.  Lessons were learned that day. 

Jan 26, 2019 08:36 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I left my pocketbook in the veggie dept. of the grocery store and did not realize it until I was ready to check out!!!!!!!!!!!! PANIC.... I went to the courtesy desk and the woman said one of the clerks brought it to them....thank the Lord.... and that clerk would not take any money for it....I wanted to give him $50 and he refused it... sooo nice.

Jan 26, 2019 08:25 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, I have experience loosing my wallet and my phone, fear and panic takes over.  Not a very pleasant experience.

Jan 26, 2019 05:59 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don’t carry cash in my wallet but I sure panicked in St. Martin when I misplaced it...but thankfully later found it.

Jan 25, 2019 09:48 PM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I've had my purse stolen a couple of times. It is a very uneasy feeling. 

Jan 26, 2019 07:26 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The finder will have an address, front door keys, car keys and maybe even a S&W kept in the purse for personal protection.

Then comes all the ID stuff, credit cards and SS#, address book and that mobile device.

It is the one who prepared ahead who can keep a cool head in such a situation.

Jan 26, 2019 05:19 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes I have & it's upsetting to watch.

I know that when I can't 'see' my purse it's upsetting to me.

Jan 26, 2019 05:17 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

With all the other possibilities out there, it would be an inconvenience, nothing else

Jan 26, 2019 02:33 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

What's to think about? Losing a purse or wallet is more devastating than ever due to the potential for identity theft on top of the loss of credit cards, cash and the rest of whatever you typically carry.

Jan 25, 2019 09:57 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Those use cell phone for financial will regret when they lose the phone and account info.

Jan 25, 2019 07:07 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have seen a few people suffer from this

Jan 25, 2019 05:56 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Lost one a long time ago and a young boy had his Dad drive him to my home to return it. All intact I gave a reward of $40 to the Son. He was ecstatic, as was I. Also, found one along a sidewalk years ago. Ironically it belonged to a Broker I know. She told me the money was gone, $80, but she could not thank me enough for its return. My good deed for the day.

Jan 26, 2019 12:49 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Recently, I put mine away when the cleaners were coming over.  I had forgotten I did that by the time I was running out the door, late to meet up for dinner.  Figured it out after a few minutes, but it was not a pleasant experience... especially since I carry my CCW license in there.

Jan 26, 2019 09:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yes in NY City once.  I had airline tickets to Europe and passport.  We just went to the airline where they gave a new ticket, and then to passport office...It wasted half or our day there.  No panic, no desperation.  We also had Credit Card Insurance and all was cancelled instantly.  Ron had all the cash and his own Credit Cards.  I bought a new purse, and that was that.  Six months later, I received my purse in the mail with the credit cars and wallet...I gave the purse to Goodwill.  A

Jan 26, 2019 07:25 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES however after an hour of panic I found it on the ground in my driveway. 

Jan 26, 2019 05:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, misplaced a wallet many years ago. Embarrassment not panic, but close

Jan 26, 2019 05:31 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jan 26, 2019 04:03 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I panic if I can't fin my phone, Sad, isn't it.

Jan 26, 2019 07:06 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have seen it.  One needs to stay calm and go through the painful process of reporting the loss and taking care of all the issues.

Jan 26, 2019 06:50 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Saw a mom lose her small child at a water park in Florida... that trumps the wallet or purse that can be replaced. All the worst thoughts go through a parent's mind from that kind of loss Richie Alan Naggar ! Have witnessed a rear car door open up on a curve and a kid roll out that was not buckled. Luckily avoided hitting the small child that was scolded by the mother who once she saw he was alright, the care and concern turned to never going to let that happen again. I hope.

Jan 27, 2019 08:48 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, on both accounts


Even when I lose my phone

Jan 26, 2019 08:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I can imagine sheer panic would set it, but luckily, have not experienced this.

Jan 30, 2019 07:03 AM