Video & Recording Devices

Real Estate Broker/Owner with FITZGERALD Real Estate 9500521

Videos have become a welcomed addition to buying and selling homes, especially this past year during the pandemic. Buyers have found the ability to see pictures and videos very helpful in the home buying process. In many cases, it makes the difference of whether to make an appointment to see a house and, in some cases, making an offer sight-unseen based on the photos and videos.

As professionals representing the sale of the property, we receive permission from the seller to post photos and videos online and in print. If a buyer or a buyer's agent wants to take pictures, video, facetime, or any other recording application, they must get permission from the seller or the tenant before doing so.

On the other hand, what about video and recording devices inside and around a house? What about the doorbell-type camera or recording cameras throughout the house and outside around the house?

In Massachusetts, recording devices such as video cameras are allowed inside and outside homes. They can be used without someone's knowledge as long as they are either set for video or audio. It is not permittable to use both at the same time without permission. So, if you are a prospective buyer looking at a home, be aware you may be recorded without your knowledge, and it is perfectly legal.

Video and recording devices are becoming more and more popular and mainstream. It is all around us and has become a significant player in Real Estate.

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Corinne A Fitzgerald
116 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
413-320-9509  cell/text
413-376-4433 direct office line
 2015 President - Massachusetts Association REALTORS®
         2012 President – REALTOR® Association of the Pioneer Valley

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Comments (2)

Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Video cameras are being used more frequently in our area.  Yes video tours are being done with out of state buyers that cannot get here in a timely manner to place an offer as our market is strong and fast selling.

Mar 17, 2021 07:02 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Corinne!  Great information. I appreciate your sharing this post with us today

Mar 17, 2021 07:19 AM