According to LendingTree, nearly a third of home sellers admit to using a hidden camera during showings on their property!
LendingTree's key findings can be found below:
- 3 in 10 home sellers admit to using hidden cameras during open house visits. The most-cited reason is understanding what homebuyers do and don’t like about their home (49%).
- Almost a third (32%) of homebuyers suspect that a seller was using a hidden camera for tours. Northeast homebuyers are most likely to suspect hidden camera use at 38%.
- More than 4 in 10 (44%) respondents would back out of a deal to buy their dream home if they discovered the seller secretly recorded them. However, among those buyers who would still make a home purchase even after discovering they were recorded during their tour, men are more likely than women — 63% versus 49% — to move forward.