Tips for Selling Your Home with Pets
Here are a few tips on selling your home with pets. If you have a dog or a cat, it’s hard to comprehend anyone not loving pets. Not all buyers entering your home will be animal lovers. The following tips will help you prepare your home for potential buyers that may not be keen on pets.
The outside of your home is the first thing people will see. Fill in any holes that your dog may have dug and remove dog waste from your yard.
People that do not have pets will most likely immediately smell if there’s a dog or cat living in your home. Our sense of smell has a huge impact on our emotions, so it is important to eliminate any all pet odors. Remove odors by washing dog bed covers and blankets. Have your carpets professionally cleaned and all stains removed.
Repair any damage your pet may have caused, such as scratch marks and damage from chewing.
It is best to remove your pet from your home during a showing. Buyers may be allergic to or afraid of your pet. Take your dog for a walk or to the park. If you’re working the day of the showing, treat your dog to a fun day at doggy day care. If you aren’t able to remove your pet from your home, place them in a crate or a designated area of the house that the showing agent is aware of.
Before a showing, put away dog beds, toys and food bowls. Pack up any cages or pet carriers. Ensure that cat litter boxes are clean and out of sight.
Selling a home with pets isn’t always easy, but following these simple tips could make or break the sale of your home.