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Tips for Selling Your House When You Have Pets

62% of all households have at least one family pet.  Whether a cat or dog, bird or gerbil, it is no small task to keep your home “Show Ready” every day of the week. Here are some helpful tips for always having your house buyer friendly.

Keep It Clean – Everyone who shares a house with a domesticated animal knows they can never vacuum enough.  Before you put your property on the market, give it a dusting from top to bottom.  Dust your vents, baseboards, shelves, everywhere.  If a buyer walks in and is immediately allergic to your home, they most likely won’t make an offer.

Keep it Simple – Get into a routine of cleaning the litter box every morning and every night.  Make sure to change the lining of the bird cage daily.  Pick up after your dog every time!  Doing these simple things will help save you from the last minute scramble of cleaning and air freshening.

Keep It Hidden – Let’s be honest, the best rule of thumb is “out of sight, out of mind”.  If a buyer doesn’t even realize you have a pet, there is zero chance they will be turned off by it. Make sure you put away all toys, bowls, leashes, and even pictures. You can also request to only have showings at times when you are available to take the pets out of the home for a walk or car ride.  Or you can have a pet sitter on call to take your furry friends out while the buyers look around.

Bottom Line – Pets are a part of our lives and families; that’s the way we like it! But by following these few simple suggestions, you can make your life a whole lot easier. Happy selling!

Mike Wolgin, Wolgin Real Estate Group

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