Surveillance Technology has empowered the homeowner to make their home safe and secure.
This technology can also assist the seller when they have a home listed for sale.
Think about this: You are looking at a home, with your realtor, and openly discussing the quality of the home, finishes, and the price.
What if there are cameras in the home? The seller could be watching, and listening, to your opinions and interest.
As a result you lose your bargaining power because the homeowner knows what you are truly thinking about their home!
The Georgia Association of Realtors has modified a document, "Protect Yourself When Buying a Home", with items to protect the buyer as they look at homes.
A reference to Audio/Video Surveillance is part of the new document.
Ask your Realtor for a copy of this document before you start your home search.
And remember this: Assume any home you are viewing has surveillance in place!