Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS)

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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You and prospects should always assume that you are on video and being recorded even if the recording is agains the law.

Oct 10, 2017 11:20 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Martin Kalisker Alexa has this house been on the market before? Alexa is this house overpriced? Alexa do I really want to buy this home? I think sellers would be wise to turn it off during showings.

Oct 10, 2017 12:49 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Not just at open house, but any house you preview - assume that you are being recorded and monitored. 

Oct 10, 2017 11:02 AM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I wrote a blog that was featured years ago about recording devices. I have not observed any Alexa type tech in any home (as of yet). Buyers should always assume they are being recorded. Just lingering is a particular room could also be a tell tale sign. 

Oct 10, 2017 12:31 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I do not.  if it's on when I'm showing I'm totally okay with it.  I advise buyers to expect it.  In Georgia it's 100% legal to video on your private property.  We are also a one party concent state and I have an app that records calls when I'm dealing with other agents I use from time to time so if we get in a he said/she said I can play back what was actually said.

Oct 10, 2017 12:19 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Keller Williams - Exton - Coatesville, PA
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I have always told all buyers that you should consider yourself being videoed and/or recorded during showings...anything we need to talk about can be done outside the home after the showing

Oct 10, 2017 11:52 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Oh man, I can see where that would be a concern. I don't do open houses as a rule, but showing ANY property that is the directive: do NOT assume 100% privacy.

Oct 10, 2017 11:47 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

If seller wants it on, I would let it be but post a disclosure.

Oct 10, 2017 06:50 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Depends on the client. I personally would prefer it on in owner occupied houses ( liability issues), but with a full disclosure to public. 

Oct 10, 2017 01:52 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Have not had any issues with Alexa.

Oct 10, 2017 11:59 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

no, we don't.... never have had a reason for that.... we usually have 2 at an open house event.... and one is on each level of the home.... so we have eyes everywhere....

Oct 10, 2017 11:28 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I haven't advised anyone to do anything as I rarely do open houses. Someone might notice it at showings though but no agent has mentioned it yet.

Oct 10, 2017 10:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No and no.

 

Show me how you can get the alexa or google recordings of your conversations first, then I'll worry about it.

Oct 11, 2017 09:18 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't really worry about it with sellers but I do talk to buyers about the potential of being monitored. I wrote an article about it last year.

Oct 11, 2017 05:13 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I advise my sellers to turn off their personal assistant devices.

Oct 11, 2017 02:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Have not had that issue, or at least I did not notice any of these things.

Oct 10, 2017 11:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The latter

Oct 10, 2017 08:26 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I sure do - when I review the Listing Agreement with them.

NC Law on recording during showings/open houses

 

As well, when I'm with buyers, they've been pre-advised not to discuss the home until we leave. 

Oct 10, 2017 07:44 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have never thought to tell them that even though I realize they are being recorded. Alexa knows all my secrets.

Oct 10, 2017 07:35 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Off, off , off

 

Oct 10, 2017 05:25 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't do open houses so it does not affect me.

Oct 10, 2017 02:59 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I tell people that their comments might be recorded.

Oct 10, 2017 02:52 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Today one should know by now that wherever they go they will either be filmed or recorded whether they know it or not or agree to it or not. 

Oct 10, 2017 02:25 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I've been telling buyers to keep their mouths shut in homes we are looking at "just in case." In NC, it's not legal to record without disclosure.

Oct 10, 2017 01:53 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This is really not on the radar in our area, but it is a good question to think about.

Oct 10, 2017 11:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never brought it up, and doubt I would.

Oct 10, 2017 10:50 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Recording without permission could get the Seller in hot water, and yes I do recommend them turning recording devices off during showings.

Oct 13, 2017 07:52 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
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Great advice and wroth keeping in mind.

Oct 11, 2017 06:16 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 haven't run into this as of yet.

Oct 11, 2017 06:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Byron K . Jones  nailed this one!

Oct 11, 2017 05:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

thanks for the tip.

Oct 11, 2017 04:15 AM