If you are a buyer and are previewing homes be careful what you say. Homes with baby monitors and the Amazon Echo may be recording you if an owner leaves it on. It will record any conversations you may have while you are in the house. If the home has the Ring security system it may be recording you all the way out to the sidewalk…it is creepy – I agree.
So tables turned, if you like the house you could make comments for the owner that would help you get a lower price such as “that wallpaper is awful and will cost a fortune to remove” or “that kitchen needs to be gutted because I really don’t like the design – I would buy this house if the owner will work on price with me because of that kitchen”.
Comments such as “I just love this house exactly the way it is” are not a good idea..that might give the owner leverage in a negotiation.
There is no way to know if you are being recorded…so remember the walls really do have ears…