Selling a home is not always easy if you have pets. In fact, some experts warn that owning a pet can reduce your home's value. Not if you’re proactive. Here are five tips on making the sale while you and your pet are out for walk in the park!
Always leave – with your pets – during showings. Let your agent make the sale and then return with all people and pets refreshed and relaxed.
Hire a handyman to replace structural elements of your home that your pets might have trashed. Start by inspecting baseboards, floors and doors for scratches and bite damage.
Bring in the movers! You might not have sold yet, but you need to get any chewed-up furniture out the door and into storage… pronto!
Replace carpets and subfloors if they’ve been soaked by your pet. Talk to a carpet retailer about replacement solutions.
Paint the place neutral with odor-free primer. Make it look and smell like new, free of any offensive stench!