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

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I think it is perfectly ok & complys with laws in IL. Tough if buyers or agents don't like it. The seller can do what he/she wants in their house.

May 31, 2017 09:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that wouldn't bother me or my peeps....

May 31, 2017 09:42 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would appreciate the warning.

May 31, 2017 09:51 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is the state of affairs we are in. That sign is a courtesy to let you know

May 31, 2017 10:32 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Always expect a hidden camera when entering someone elses home.

May 31, 2017 10:31 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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My son is a high tech gadget lover. He had cameras installed at his home for sale. He will give me a link on people asking me if they are the prospects.  I was surprised it recorded all conversation.  This home is not made of good quality material and not in top school district.  Next day I got a call from a parrot repeating what I overheard.  I asked the realtor what do you mean? The agents says she will pay 80 cents on a dollar as a favor.  I immediately told her that she will not survive in Silicon Valley as few agents will want to work with her. It went 11% over.  The moral of the story is go outside discuss with your mouth facing away from the house.

May 31, 2017 10:02 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I love that it is being disclosed rather than hidden.  Many food markets have these in the aisle, and there is a disclosure front and center.  It would not bother me in the least, but I would be sure to leave my tiara at home.  A

May 31, 2017 10:00 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'd smile alot !

May 31, 2017 09:57 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"I would have fun with it."

IF buyer KNEW they had NO INTEREST in the house, we just might make an offer in conversation with each other, and never put it on paper for the seller.

"You should offer them List Price."
"That is a great idea. That is what I should do!"

"Ok. Let's go."

Might even include a 'wink' as the door is locked.

May 31, 2017 09:57 AM
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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

No big deal...take jamming devices with you!

May 31, 2017 11:11 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Say cheese - !!  :)

May 31, 2017 11:08 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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I don't really care.  I'll either tell they straight up, on video or in person

May 31, 2017 10:44 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, I just read an article where it is legal to record video in Washington State without obtaining permission. Audio on the other hand cannot be recorded without permission. I'm no lawyer, but posting this in my opinion doesn't constitute permission.

Here the article: http://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/babysitternanny-camera-legality.html

May 31, 2017 10:40 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We are also asked to advise if audio recording is on... camera without audio does not need a disclaimer. More than likely, the home has been on market for 250 days for other reasons. Lots of our homes have cameras on and it doesn't stop them from selling.

May 31, 2017 10:18 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It may have me reconsider a showing. It surely will have me making sure a customer understood the warning befroe showing the property.

May 31, 2017 09:42 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Could care less

May 31, 2017 02:30 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It's perfectly legal but would certainly inhibit free discussion during showings.  

May 31, 2017 11:14 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Would not bother me.

Here it would have to be disclosed, especially the audio.

May 31, 2017 10:19 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Silent as a mouse scouting for food

May 31, 2017 09:58 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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There is a warning in our listing agreements in Virginia to home owners regarding the possible invasion of privacy issues involved with this.

Jun 05, 2018 12:30 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I always let my clients know we may be recorded. Never know what's hidden or who's listening.  Doesn't bother me. 

May 31, 2017 06:19 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Intimidating, but some sort of "disclaimer" is required by law in many states, especially for audio. 

May 31, 2017 03:46 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It's the new "thing". We are totally being watched everywhere we go anyway.

May 31, 2017 03:28 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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While I always advise clients of this possibility, I would appreciate this "warning".  I'm sure there's some other reason it's still on the market...

May 31, 2017 01:04 PM
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Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

These days, I assume I am being videoed pretty much everywhere I go. If they don't like the way I look, they can fast forward!

May 31, 2017 12:47 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I have a theory about this kind of stuff.  If I am not doing anything wrong, I have nothing to worry about.  I am kind of boring that way.

This is getting to be fairly commonplace. Opendoor has cameras in all their vacant homes (I do not know about audio).  It never bothered me.

I appreciate the fact that they are warning you. I am sure there are many sellers that do not.

I guess if it really upsets you, you can "moon" the camera. That might make it all worthwhile. Just be careful you don't include any audio.

May 31, 2017 12:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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No, it would not.  I do appreciate the disclaimer. It would not prevent me from showing the home. 

May 31, 2017 12:03 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

This is an area of concern. In MA it is illegal to audibly record without the agreement of the parties. BUT BE CAREFUL

May 31, 2017 11:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospects and agents should assume that they are on camera when in the homes of others.

May 31, 2017 11:24 AM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Well knowing what some agents have done at empty houses I'd love to see the video! Be careful a spiteful owner could put it out (no pun!) on Facebook. You'd have some big explaining to do!

May 31, 2017 11:17 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm not one to "feel" particularly photogenic - believing there are "cameras" and "listening devices" everywhere may be helpful to everyone even those without conspiracy theory tendencies.   

Jun 03, 2017 06:21 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

At least they are giving notice, but sure would make me and most likely the buyers a bit creepy.

Jun 02, 2017 11:04 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Oh geeze.  That is just creepy.  I would probably do carzy things in that house.

Jun 02, 2017 10:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sounds like they're complying w/the laws.

Jun 01, 2017 11:03 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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We always assume we are being monitored when visiting a listed home. No problem; there must be other issues why the home has not sold.

Jun 01, 2017 07:34 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I guess this surveillance isn't helping them any.

Jun 01, 2017 05:38 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Who would want to participate in that?

Jun 01, 2017 05:33 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I would be glad to have the warning up front!

Jun 01, 2017 03:13 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Self aware, for sure. 

May 31, 2017 10:59 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Dance like nobody's watching!!

May 31, 2017 09:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think we may pass!

May 31, 2017 07:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I think some homeowners use this as an excuse to listen in and it isn't just about security. We agents must let our buyers know that this is a real possibility on every showing. Seeing it posted is a good reminder.

May 31, 2017 02:40 PM