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How Should Pet Owners Prepare Their Homes for Sale?

Are you a pet owner who is also trying to sell your home? Here’s some advice from a pet owner who sells a lot of homes.

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My sweet schnauzer Ollie is joining me today to talk about some of the challenges of being a pet owner and a home seller at the same time. Here are three tips for you as a pet owner when you’re trying to sell your home:

  1. Remove them from the home during showings. If at all possible, take your pets in the car, on a walk, or on a puppy playdate while your home is being shown. If it’s not possible to remove them or take them to doggy daycare, it’s best to secure them in an area of the house where they won’t be in the way like behind a baby gate or in their kennel.

Remove the dog toys, dog beds, and bowls before each showing.

  1. Remove all evidence of pets. Remove the dog toys, dog beds, and put their bowls away. You want the buyer to be as comfortable as possible in the home and feel like they could live there themselves with their pets.
  1. Remove pet odors. This might mean bathing your pets more frequently, cleaning your furniture, or vacuuming more often. Whatever you need to do, try to make the scent inside the home as neutral as possible.

If you have any questions for me in the meantime, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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