I’ve got three great tips to share with pet owners today in regard to how they should prepare their home before selling it.
Your first priority should be to repair any and all damage caused by your pets. Nicks in your hardwood floors, chewed-up doorframes, and dead spots in your yard where your pet routinely sunbathes are all examples of areas that need to be addressed.
The next step is to hire a professional cleaner. Bring a professional in to clean your carpets, any decorative rugs, and/or upholstery to rid your home of any hint of pet odors.
Aside from the buyers, see it from your pet’s perspective.
Lastly, you’ll need to find someplace else for your pets to stay during showings. A lot of times, a buyer will set foot in your home and one of the first things they see is your cat or dog. This can be problematic if either they or their family has pet allergies or if their kids are frightened by your pets.
Aside from the buyers, see it from your pet’s perspective. Being constantly exposed to strangers filing in and out of your (and their) home can be very stressful for our four-legged friends, so try your best to remove them from the situation entirely.
If you have any questions related to real estate or if there’s a topic you’d like to hear me cover in the future, please get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you!