If you’re a pet owner who’s decided to sell your home, you may wonder how your pet’s presence will affect the way potential buyers see your property. You may also be looking for ways to lessen the stress to your pet when it comes to staging and showing… and with a bit of planning, you can sell your home while keeping your four-legged pals happy throughout the process.
Staging and Showings When You Have Pets
While evidence of pets in your home won’t turn away every potential buyer, it’s important to make a good first impression on everyone who takes a tour. This means staging your home and yard to look their best, and that may include repairing pet damage. We always suggest that you:
- Patch the lawn, if necessary
- Repair any scratched or chewed areas, including your rugs and furniture
- Have your carpets and upholsteries (if necessary) professionally cleaned
If it’s practical, air out your home as often as possible to keep it smelling fresh. While you may not notice if your home has pet odors, newcomers certainly will. It’s best to err on the side of caution!
Minimizing Stress to Your Pets
Take your pets with you when you leave your home for showings. The house will show better, and you won’t be leaving your pets alone with strangers while you’re away.
Even if they don’t like car rides, your pets are likely to be more comfortable when they’re with you. This could be a great time for a long walk or a special treat for your furry companion.
Are You Selling a Home in Williamson County or Davidson County?
We have extensive experience with the real estate markets in Williamson and Davidson Counties, and we’d be happy to discuss our in-depth strategies and techniques to get your home in front of all the right buyers. We’ll also give you a free comparative market analysis so you know exactly how much your home is worth.
While you’re here, you’re welcome to download our free home seller guide, which is packed with amazing tips on selling your home quickly and at the right price.
When you’re ready to find out how we can provide you with spectacular service, call us at 615-473-5973 or contact us online. We’ll look forward to selling your home.
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