Home sellers now use spycams to gather intel on prospective buyers

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A real estate agent views a home for sale in the San Francisco area.

The story previously said Nest thermostats had the capability to listen to conversations. The thermostats do not have a microphone.

Jill Comfort, a Phoenix-area Realtor, had a good feeling about the cream-colored stucco house she planned to show her client, a young man relocating to the city from California. It was in his budget, in the right location and had a huge pool and back yard that would allow him to entertain.

It also had multiple surveillance cameras that recorded everything that went on as prospective buyers walked through.

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