Pets provide all sorts of comfort to animal lovers when they are adopted into a home. But, those same pets can be a hinderance down the road when it comes to selling that property.
What is it about pets that can turn potential buyers away? And, what can you do to remedy these situations?
- Many people have a fear of animals and just their presence can deter a buyer. When showing your home, find other arrangements for your pets or put them in another room while tours are being given.
- Pet odors can be a major turn-off for anyone - even animal lovers. No one wants to purchase a home with a smell. Instead, make sure your yard is cleaned well, the litterbox or cages are fresh, and that your carpet and uphosltery are professionally cleaned. Don't just try to cover the smell with sprays or powders.
- Messes caused by pets are unpredictable and hard to keep up after. And, by messes we are talking about toys, food and cages! Keep these things put away or as tidy as possible. Buyers like to picture themselves in your home and shouldn't be distracted by pet paraphenalia.
Here at Lang Premier Properties, we are animal lovers, but we also respect that fact that many people prefer to stay clear of animals. If you keep this in mind when selling a home, it should be doggone easy!
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