Selling a Home with Pets, the Stinky Truth
If you are looking to sell your home and have pets, here are some tips.
It is important to know that there are potential buyers who either don’t like pets in their home, completely avoid homes with pets, who don’t want to see, hear, or smell your pet when they enter your home.
One of the most preferred pet solutions is to have your pet relocated while your home is on the market. However, this can be unrealistic for many sellers due to price. You could also keep your pet in the backyard, in the garage on in a room which is locked but this is also not fair to them. You can also a family member or friend to watch your pet, put them in a kennel, or move out and take your pets with you. This is a solution which seems simple however; it doesn’t work for every homeowner.
Here are a list of tips you can do to ensure that any potential buyer will want your home even if your keep your pets in the home during showings of the property.
Cat Litter Boxes and Dog Potty Pads
When there is a potential buyer viewing your home, keep them out of sight and impeccably clean. You don’t want a potential buyer to walk into a room and be hit with a smell of stinky cat litter. Carpet and Floor Pet Stains Try your best to get all stains removed from the floors. Depending on the condition it might be a good idea to hire a professional to remove the stains. If a buyer notices stains on the floor, they may form other opinions about your home before seeing everything. Removes Signs of a Pet There is no need to advertise that you have a pet living in your home. This means putting away food and water bowls, picking up their toys, pack up cages and carriers. Try to make your home as non-personalized as possible.
Remove Pets for Showings
It might be a good idea to not have your pet in the home when there are showings going on. If the pet is in the home it may cause some complications for the sales representative showing the property. The last thing you want is for an incident to occur between your pet and a potential buyer. If your pet cannot be removed from the home for showings, the next best thing is to have them contained in a certain space to ensure that everyone is comfortable including your pet.