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.