A better question than "Who is watching me" may be "Who is listening to us?" First off, in some states the seller must post if cameras or listening devices are in use. However, in some states they are not. Even worse, even if it is required, some sellers are not posting. Therefore anything you say or do when looking at a home, you should assume is being watched and or listened to.
Let me share a story. I took my buyers to a new listing. The listing agent set up showings every 15 minutes through out the day. Of course the 2 showings before us were late and now there was 3 couples looking at the home Welcoming us at the front door was a RING DOORBELL. I already had "the talk" with my buyer about cameras and listening devices.
Once inside we walked through the home as the other 2 couples walked about as well. A beautiful newer home, but the smell of cats wafted through the air. One of the things I noticed in the kitchen, living room and master bedroom were the RING STICK UP CAMERAS. What was alarming to me is the lights that blinked on and off. Someone is watching us....
As we walked through, one couple not very shy and not very quiet, willfully complained about the cat smell. How they would have to rip up every carpet and fumigate the place. They boasted "how could anyone ruin a new house with cats?" Now the other buyers and their agents went one way and we went out back to check out the yard. If it was not 5 minutes later my cell phone ringing. It was the listing agent telling me "if my buyers do not like the house, we can leave. That the seller was offended."
As i put the phone on speaker, my buyers saw my face. I asked if she could repat that and my buyer heard. Well Mrs. Listing Agent, my buyers actually love the home. That maybe she should call the other showing agent as their buyers seemed not to like the cat smell and were not shy to tell everyone in ear shot. That further more, perhaps if her sellers need to watch and listen to every buyer, they should pay more attention to who is talking.
Mr. Buyer seemed to laugh it off as Mrs. Buyer was beyond angry. They did love the home though. DO they make an offer? We will see. But they did comment they did not know why I had mentioned not talking about certain things inside the home. They also commented on how calm i was. They loved my response to the listing agent who has called and or texted 5 times now with an apology.
IN SUMMARY, having a GREAT AGENT should be on your list of things to do before Buying or Selling. As you can see your choice on who you hire matters. I am a big stickler to details and outlining each step of the buying or selling process before we start the journey.
IN THE END choosing me to assist you whether buying or selling gives you the assurance you will be taken care of through the inspection process.
I leave you with my infamous thoughts, My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.