6 tips to help sell your house when you have pets

Selling

By Jared Weggeland
Focus Realty Group
KW Lakeland

Not everyone grows up with pets and are not used to them. Some people have an allergic reaction around certain household pets. Some people simply don't like animals living in their home and prefer a pet free zone. When you are selling your house, you should seriously consider the negative impact that having pets may have on possible showings and potential buyers.

Here's a real life example: Recently I showed a home to my clients and they were in the home for a total of about 90 seconds. There were two dogs present, the house smelled like the dogs, the dog food and water bowls were out, and my clients were not dog people. Even if the home might have fit their needs, the dogs were so off putting to my clients that they didn't give the house a chance.

So, what can you do to help your professional Realtor partner as they market and strive to sell your house for the best possible price in the least amount of time? Here are six tips to consider:

  1. Where can you board your pets while showings occur?
  2. Can friends or family care for your pets while your house is listed?
  3. Place your pets in a separate room while showing
  4. Stow away pet items in a secure location
  5. Remove kitty litter from sight
  6. Hire a pet sitter during your showings

Watch a brief helpful hints video now https://youtu.be/J8ynvQG68fo

Get info about a pet sitter now http://www.focusrealty.info/featuredpartners/

When it's time to list and sell, then build or buy, contact Jared (or the experts at Focus Realty Group), he's your guy :)