Nestled on the north slope of Pikes Peak at an elevation of 8,465 feet lies the quaint mountain town of Woodland Park…a flourishing community of over 7,500 residents. Nestled among one million acres of Pike National Forest with spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Rampart Range lies this commuter town (or bedroom community) located just 18 miles west of Colorado Springs otherwise known as. The City Above the Clouds…and for good reason, this town boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year.
Buyers have more than rising prices to be concerned with when buying a home. More and more seller has audio and video surveillance.
In a recent poll, 30% of sellers have admitted to using cameras to listen and watch buyers. It's doubled in the last three years.
In 2020, 8 million video doorbells were purchased. Another 53% have what's called a smart speaker which allows them to listen in with just their cell phones.
In the State of Colorado, it is advised that if a seller has a camera or ability to listen they let the potential buyers know. Agents should put this in the showing remarks, but to go one step further, sellers should put a note on the door that says "Audio/Video Surveillance in Use." That's one way to cover yourself as a seller.
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