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Was That Call Really Ended?


oops did you hang up 


It is a good idea when a phone call ends that you be the last to hang up.

Amazing what you can learn when the other person "thinks" they ended the call!

We all have some of those stories. 

There have been conversations that were quite beneficial when in the middle of negotiating.

There have been comments made "under the breath." 

Once out, those words cannot be retrieved.

What have you heard when they continued speaking?

Would you care to share?

What have you said when you thought no one was listening? While some may be funny, others embarrassing and even others could be harmful?

Always hang up before having another discussion.


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I do worry about forgetting to hang up and saying something that I should not. I am constantly checking my phone.  : o )

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 23 days ago

Oh Yes it is good to check if the phone was shut down before we start spewing of what we really thought... and most of the time it is words that well let's just say if you are a Catholic you would need to confess and get absolution:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 23 days ago

I have had this happen so many times that in some cases help my clients and other times really make you wonder how they work in our industry...

Happy Wednesday Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) 23 days ago

Morning Margaret.

My wife has an issue about just that. She rarely hangs up the phone.  I keep telling her, and she keeps up not doing it.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 23 days ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I can't remember that ever happening to me ..... the thought could be a scary one!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 23 days ago

Hello Margaret - I have heard "secrets" revealed when on a telephone call when the other party thought the call was over.  Sometimes it might even be harmless intonation of a voice - crossed wires are needlessly crossed.  Be safe - not sorry.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 23 days ago

Good morning Margaret. Always make sure your call is terminated before reviewing the contents out loud! Enjoy you day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 23 days ago

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - how true this is and make sure you are also totally disconnected too.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 23 days ago

I haven't had that issue.  However, I have sent a couple emails to the wrong folks, that I wish I could have retrieved and had them simply strangle me to death!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 23 days ago

Margaret- I'm laughing because we spoke to Larry's daughter and her family the other day via Facetime and we had a hard time hanging up in I can still hear you!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 23 days ago

It’s the “under the breath” ones I live for.And a good response? ..... So what’s your point?If nothing else, it can break the tension and diffuse the situation.

Posted by Robyne 22 days ago

Sounds like you recently heard something interesting...

This could make a good case for using an old-fashioned phone that goes back on the receiver when the call is finished. We do have one of those in the house - it's the only one that works when the power goes out.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 22 days ago

I'm always so careful to make sure a call has really ended before hanging up. And, with cell phones, it can be tough to know for sure at times. When it doubt, assume someone is still on the line.  

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 21 days ago

Hi Margaret:

Yep I have had a couple of oops moments when I was not being careful although it's been a while, thankfully. You defintely have to pay attention. I also sometimes forget to close out the phone app, then into my pocket the phone goes and you get one of those goof calls!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 21 days ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS We get a bit wiser and smarter depending on how long ago we had this type of situation.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 21 days ago

You do bring up a good point, Margaret.  I'm usually the quick one to end a call so not likely it's going to happen to me.  LOL 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 20 days ago

Carol Williams Good point. Just hang up!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 19 days ago