Seeing agents doing things they don’t want to be caught doing happens in homes that are listed for sale.
Walking in on a couple of agents who happen to be engaged may bring a smile to one’s face or a tear to another’s eye 🙂
Seeing a person viewing an open house going through a seller’s medicine cabinet or dresser drawers is a bad situation.
Hearing the “truth” about what buyers think of a seller’s home may cause bad feelings.
Today, viewing any and all of these events don’t depend on being there “in person”.
So many agents forget that technology is cheap in the form of video and audio. A seller can equip their entire home for less than $100.00. Some have these systems because they have an alarm. Other home owners have audio recording equipment and video cameras for other reasons.
We have a ring system, with a ring doorbell and other remote cameras. I can move the battery powered cameras and place them anywhere. When we went out of the country recently I was able to view our home while we were away from Ireland. It was awesome and gave me comfort!
So hence more reason to be on the best behavior when inside another person’s home.
Those words should not stop with the home buyers – the agents should also be on notice.
In real estate legend we have heard of agents who are “hooking up”, trying to do so without their “significant other’s” knowledge. To do so in a seller’s home, not a good idea.
We have also been able to provide to the local law enforcement agencies video of “open house criminals” stealing from unsuspecting home owners.
When I was with the LAPD, we were very aware of our being on camera often from angles which were unsuspected. However, that knowledge is only beneficial for those who remember it and put their best foot forward. Even with that knowledge, some drop the ball and you see it often on TMZ 🙂
Bottom Line – behave as if the world is watching. When you want to do things in private, use your closet and leave your cellular phone outside and keep quiet…
I’m Connor MacIvor and I’m glad to be at your service with everything that is real estate in the Santa Clarita Valley California.
I have been selling real estate, representing home buyers and sellers since 1998 and I’m glad to be at your service. Reach out to me when you are ready. 661-400-1720