Video: Selling Your Home When You Have Pets

Wednesday Sep 09th, 2020


Selling Your Home When You Have Pets

Selling your home is a decision that affects the entire family, including your pets. The presence of pets can make it harder to sell and can affect a home’s value. Here are some tips on how to make your pets undetectable to potential buyers.

Thoroughly clean and vacuum all furniture and carpeting to remove any stains or odors. Avoid using strongly scented air fresheners – and consider professionally cleaning any carpeting that’s badly soiled.
Remove pet toys, litter boxes, bedding, and food dishes prior to any showings.

Remember, “Out of sight, out of mind” is best. If possible, make arrangements for pets to be away from home during showings. Take them for a walk or leave them with family or friends.

Repair any pet related damage to the home as well as to the yard, such as holes or brown spots.

Following these tips will maximize your selling potential by removing things that could distract a buyer’s attention from your home’s best features.

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