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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Smile and wave at the camera.

Jul 24, 2016 10:43 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I was just asking two of our clients about this.  They just assume that they are being recorded and caution their buyers of the fact.  A

Jul 24, 2016 02:10 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I complained to the listing agent who told me it was part of the security system and to just deal with it; however there were no warning signs saying video surveillance was being employed. It must be posted or turned off while a tour is in progress. 

Jul 24, 2016 01:39 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Interesting video Jeff. I knew you had to disclose to people that they were under surveillance. I wonder how many time people selling homes do it in an illegal way?

Jul 24, 2016 01:00 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I warn my Buyers to expect that they're being recorded and to keep their thoughts to themselves until we have assured privacy.

Jul 24, 2016 12:07 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 several times and I do alert my buyer clients to not make comments and to be aware of the cameras. 

Jul 24, 2016 12:00 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The expectation is that there will be video and or audio recording at almost all properties I may show and sell. This understanding is related to potential Buyers so as not to reveal through their discussion any price or terms they may be considering while inside the home. Most houses display a notice near the points of entry. 

Jul 24, 2016 11:13 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Run into Video but not audio surveillance. We acted normal just didn't discuss house until away from home.

Jul 24, 2016 10:25 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I just make my buyers aware and move on thru the property. 

Jul 24, 2016 10:08 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

Yes, We had nothing to hide, so we acted normal, but advised our clients to not discuss the home until away from it.  Thanks for the link.

Jul 24, 2016 10:04 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

There is a lot of video surveillance these days, but audio is illegal without informing the people being listened to.  

Jul 24, 2016 09:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

A few higher end properties have had video and no audio - it is what it is

Jul 24, 2016 11:28 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

have not ever run into this.....  but it's not a bad idea with some of the stories I've heard about today....

Jul 24, 2016 10:26 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I watched this video & I think it's a good idea to assume that you are. Doesn't bother me - I don't have a big brother complex.

Jul 24, 2016 09:36 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

In some homes it's pretty obvious. I basically warn my clients to assume we are being recorded and to be circumspect with any comments inside the home... unless of course, we have a message we really want to deliver to the home owner ! Our association has asked listing agents now to alert showing agents either in mls or in a note in the home if there is surveillance in the home.

Jul 24, 2016 08:42 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Many people monitor their properties for a variety of reasons.

Jul 24, 2016 01:03 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I actually look for it now.  When I find an camera, I smile and wave.

Audio, I instruct my client to only whisper to me

Jul 24, 2016 12:17 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, and I pointed it out to my Clients and told them to hold their comments until we left.

Jul 24, 2016 11:54 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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We are not at home now. If you are viewing the home pardon our untidiness.

Jul 24, 2016 11:02 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Lawyer's gold mine, and a tool of the Police State. 

 

Jul 24, 2016 10:54 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not Jeff Dowler CRS 

Jul 24, 2016 10:02 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Smile at the camera. Advise buyer of presence of surveillance. Advise buyer to say nothing regarding the house while we are inside.

And as we exited the drive the gate magicly closed.

Jul 24, 2016 09:58 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Yes, but then, I always show a home expecting it and respect the homeowner's space.

Jul 26, 2016 09:25 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Being surrounded by so many government agency workers in this area, I assume all listings have some sort of surveillance. 

Jul 25, 2016 09:41 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Only the Ring video doorbells.  I just smile & wave and watch what I say.

Jul 25, 2016 05:23 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes, I have seen such equipment and it's typically accompanied by a sign and/or mentioned in the mls agent only remarks.   

Jul 25, 2016 02:52 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

The last time I ran into this was last week. We were told we were being recorded which is what needs to happen. I don't really care.....if I am with buyers I just make sure they know about it and not say much at all.  Don't want to play our cards for sure. 

Jul 25, 2016 02:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Jeff, I operate under the "assumption" that I am on video and audio surveillance at all times.  I tell my clients while in a home not to discuss anything ... hold thoughts until we are outside and in the care. 

As far as I know ... I have not run into it.  

I did have clients many years ago that had cameras in the home. 

Jul 25, 2016 01:32 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Advise buyers of the possibility.

Jul 24, 2016 11:32 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Jeff...I visited our cities tech center. They have cameras everywhere and can track you in the city as you go. Then, personal surveillance's kick in. This is here to stay and is going to get even more intense but less obvious

Jul 24, 2016 11:01 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

On homes i list with it, i do post warning signs per the law for audio and signs for cameras as it is the right thing to do

Jul 24, 2016 10:57 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

not that I'm aware of!

Jul 24, 2016 10:43 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I just do what I normally do when showing a home when on surveillance.

Jul 24, 2016 10:33 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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I have.  Scarred me for life.  I always encourage us to save any "real content" for outside regardless of the home but knowing I had been video taped AND audio-ed was a gross violation in my book.

Jul 24, 2016 10:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Agents should advise their clients to assume that there is surveillance.

Jul 24, 2016 10:06 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Jul 24, 2016 09:41 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. I just assume all houses have photo or video monitoring in place. i don't worry about it.

Jul 24, 2016 09:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Jeff Dowler CRS - yes - on couple of listings recently that I showed it to my buyers. Simple alarmed buyers not to say anything in the house.

Jul 24, 2016 04:36 PM
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Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

No but way to get me paranoid.  normally when I am fixing or showing I have some tunnel vision and not looking for nanny cams that I am sure are there. 

Jul 24, 2016 01:15 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have not had to deal with that, but I need to make sure my buyer's don't make videos of a house they are looking at without the permission of the homeowner.

Jul 24, 2016 11:39 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Haven't heard that either has made it way to western PA yet.

Jul 24, 2016 10:51 AM