In the real estate world, a certain question gets asked quite often. Whenever you put your house on the market, you will be asked if you own a pet or not. Chances are if you have a pet, they are part of the family and most of the times homeowners allow them inside the house. While some pet owners have strict rules that restrict the pets from coming inside, some homeowners keep them inside at all times.
When you invite your pets into your homes, they may bring in unwanted guests that the new home owners might not appreciate. Before putting your home for sale it is essential that you make some repairs and get the house cleaned.
If you own pets, then here are a few things that may help you before selling your home:
- Take a Trip to the Vet
Animals have specific needs, so it is best if you talk with your veterinarian before moving. As stressful as it can be for the homeowners to move, it is easy to forget that pets stress about the change as well. Especially if your dog or cat has been living in the same environment for many years. It is important for your pet’s health to be able to adjust to the change. Your Vet will be able to help you guide your pet through the process with ease.
- Relocate Temporarily
Homes with pets running around see a significant downfall in the price. While we love animals, many don’t appreciate their presence. During the process of showing your home, it is suggested that you move your pet to another location. Besides causing a distraction during showing, pets running around give potential buyers a reminder that the home had pets previously.
- Repairing the Damage
No matter how cute or lovable you find your pets to be, they can do some serious damage to the house. They can destroy your sofa, rugs, flooring, carpets and walls. Selling your home in such a condition can be a major problem. To get the most profit from your home, repairing any damage can make a huge difference. Replace the carpets or patch the walls to maximize the selling potential for your home.
- Odors and Stains are a big NO
Most of the pet owners get used to the pet odors as the time passes. However, what you may find completely normal may irritate a possible buyer. One of the most important things to consider while selling home with pets is to remove all kinds of smells and stains from the house. Have your carpets professionally cleaned and keep any cat boxes fresh.
Want to learn more tips about selling your home with live-in pets? Call Team Couch today! They have experts who are trained to tackle any situation when it comes to selling your home.