Getting caught on camera when viewing homes

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gateway BRE# 01238257

Santa Clarita home bloggerYou may not have realized it but there are more homes with interior cameras than ever before.

Technology is very cheap and the ability to monitor a home from the other side of the planet is super easy and convienent.

When I was with the LAPD, we knew that the camera can show the truth and also distort it. That's why we strived to act accordingly. Sometimes that did not work out so well for our department...

Read the Blog article written about Candid Camera Stories - Sex, lies and video tape...

When viewing homes and real estate for sale, assume that cameras are present where you cannot see them. Also inform your real estate buyers to "act accordingly".

Connor with HONOR

Comments (5)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I always stress to my buyers to treat the homes they view as if it were their own. I understand sellers apprehension when buyers tour their homes so I leave nothing to chance.

Jun 14, 2017 11:41 AM
Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

I do warn my buyer clients that we may be video or audio recorded--you never know if that teddy bear is actually a nanny cam!

If you google "nanny cams," you will see that there may be cameras in smoke detectors, clocks, fans, books, silk plants, and more. 


Jun 14, 2017 12:25 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Connor, I warn Buyers before we even get in the car, that there could be homes with cameras photographing our every move.

Jun 14, 2017 02:17 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

And don't forget a crafty seller is bugging your conversations about their home. Your exclamation that this is the best house you've ever seen! How you'd pay ANYTHING to get this house! I always tell Sellers NOT to go ga-ga over a home because even if the house is not "buyer bugged" you could have a Seller down in the basement or just outside an open window overhearing your conversation. I had a riled up Seller call me once complaining of these "unqualified" buyers who keep visiting his home. He said a Buyer couple just a few minutes before his call came in the front door looked around and literally ran out of the house! Why did they run? They couldn't wait to put pen to paper to write a fabulously great offer!

Jun 14, 2017 08:36 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I try to remind all buyers that they never know when they are being recorded in a seller's home.

Jun 14, 2017 10:42 PM