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Listing a Pet-Friendly Home

Blog by Rebecca Permack | September 5th, 2017

What about the pets? Listing a home can be a bit of a process, especially if you have pets and children involved. Here are some quick tips on how do deal with listing your home and keeping your furry friends in check:

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Remove evidence of having a pet. Sounds harsh, right? Buyers are looking for homes that are blank slates – a place they can imagine themselves living without other people’s “stuff.”  This can include pet items - no matter how adorable we think they are. Clean and tuck any litter boxes away under a sink cabinet, gather up any toys, blankets, beds, etc. and tuck them into a closet for any open houses or showings. 

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Clean hair from couches, beds, carpets, etc. It’s necessary!  We might be ok with - or not even notice - our pet’s hair around our homes, but potential buyers might not see it that way. 

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Refresh your home. Sometimes pets can produce certain odors that we are used to, but that might be overpowering to a buyer. A simple citrus diffuser or wall plug in will work wonders.

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Take pets away for showings & open houses. This isn’t always possible, especially with cats and small pets, but it’s very helpful.  Doors are often left open and open houses can get a lot of visitors walking through! Why not take them for fro-yo?