Ask the Agent

Created Wednesday, 15 April 2009 22:05

Ask the Agent: This Month’s Question

I have a loveable but quite noisy dog. Can I show my home to potential buyers while my dog is there?

Selling a home with a pet in residence can be a difficult undertaking.  Many home buyers – even those with pets of their own at home – can be put off by yours. An unexpected reaction could frighten potential buyers away before they’ve even looked at your home.

The safest course of action is to remove a pet while your home is listed for sale. Ask friends or family members to care for the pet, or board it at a nearby facility.

If this is not possible, put your pet into a carrier during showings and alert visitors not to disturb it.

Buyers also frequently take issue with a pet’s impact on the cleanliness and condition of the home.

To help your home bring the highest possible price, remove stains and repair any damage your pet may have caused.

...
Posted in Uncategorized.