Home Selling Tips

November 13, 2012

Pets Overview

More articles by »
Written by: EnergizedSeller Community
Tags: ,
pets pic smaller

Pets are important members of many families, and their needs and safety must be considered when your home is for sale. Although you probably love your pets, that doesn’t mean buyers will love them as well. Allergies, fear, sanitation and culture aren’t only reasons why some potential buyers don’t have pets: They also could be reasons why they, and even some pet lovers, will pass on your house.

Even if your dog has never bitten anyone, it might decide to defend its territory if you’re not present when strangers come into your house. In your dog’s mind, it’s only protecting its domain and yours too; after all, that’s your dog’s job. Loud barking alone could scare away potential buyers before they even step onto your property. Continuous barking or squawking can be distracting and unnerving. Remember that buyers’ fears, beliefs and feelings towards animals are real and should be considered.

For those who have allergies, pet dander is truly a problem. If you are fortunate enough not to suffer from these types of allergies, you might not detect smells or allergens in your home; however, highly sensitive types will.

Professionally cleaning carpets where pets live is always recommended when a home is for sale. If your carpets are stained or threadbare, you should seriously consider replacement.

About the Author

EnergizedSeller Community
EnergizedSeller Community
We are the administrators for We believe there is a lot of value to improving the marketability of for-sale homes and hope you'll use this site as a resource to not only help you in your home sale but to also 'energize' you into putting in the work necessary to make your sale as successful as possible.

Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin