Doyle Davison, 30 years as your Concierge services listing broker (Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767)

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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Cameras are indeed legal to have and use even in a hidden fashion within or outside your own home, but not where there is really an expectation of in the bathroom. Some sellers do not like their restrooms being used for whatever the reason and so the agents must oblige or face the owner's evil wrath! (Unless the agent is doing this on their own...than the agent is probably just a control freak).

Feb 01, 2015 11:33 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I think it is okay, Doyle.

Feb 09, 2018 09:05 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

One can always say 'NO'!

Jan 31, 2018 08:24 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA


can you please post a link to that blog post?  Is it on AR? I'm curious where is that house?


Feb 01, 2015 04:52 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Lol, I think it is overkill. Do these people have guests over? I would feel very uncomfortable to have an open house or showings knowing about those cameras being everywhere. But now when I'm thinking about it, how many times I did not know about those cameras even if there were watching me....? Yucks:(

Feb 01, 2015 04:51 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gee, Doyle!  This sounds like a great way to get a listing sold or pick up a new buyer or seller!  If they gotta go, I'd really rather they use the loo.

Feb 01, 2015 11:32 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If in the restroom for medicine cabinet thieves, it would be best to have a warning sign.

Sep 28, 2019 11:16 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

I think so.

Jun 12, 2018 09:37 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Depends on your state and local laws.

Dec 02, 2017 05:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not encourage visitors to use the facilities whether at an open house or while showing homes.

Dec 27, 2016 04:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospective purchasers should be warned that cameras may be present in homes they visit. They are becoming more and more common.

Feb 01, 2015 11:52 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Cameras are legal to be hidden but the recording of sound is illegal unless it is posted. As far as the bathroom, i dont think it is ever ok to use a bathroom at an open house unless it was asked for before the open house and the owner said ok. 

Feb 01, 2015 10:43 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not naswer any legal question and suggest they ask an attorney in their state. 

Feb 01, 2015 09:35 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I believe it is legal, it is their home, however I believe if there is audio they can not use it in court.  I don't know if they post signs whether or not they can use it in court.

Feb 01, 2015 02:14 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I second Patricia Kennedy 's comment.  Based on that, if I were a buyer and wanted to buy that house, I would pass...Yikes!  A

Feb 01, 2015 11:42 AM