If you’re a pet owner and a home seller, here are some tips to help you.

 

I’m joined today by my lovely dog KC, whom I love very much. To be honest, I couldn’t imagine not having her in my life. 

 

When I help people buy and sell homes and there are pets in the house, I’m in a unique position. I know how much we love our pets, but I also know what buyers want. They’d rather not know whether a pet lives there. It can be a distraction or a deterrent for some buyers.

 

   Homes simply don’t show as well with pet decorations and items.

 

If you’re selling your home, you should work to remove all pet odors from your floors and carpets. If they do need to be in the home during showings, make sure they’re in a kennel. Buyers want to be free to roam the entire property, and they won’t be able to if they’re preoccupied with what your pets are doing. 

 

Inside the home, remove toys, bowls, and leashes from the convenient locations they’re in. Homes simply don’t show as well with pet decorations. Even if the buyers have dogs themselves, they don’t want to see it in the home while they’re touring it.

 

The most important thing is having a plan for your pets when you’re selling your home. It’s not too complex, the work is worth it, and you’ll be happy with the results.

 

If you have any questions for me, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.