If you own pets, you of course love them, as everyone should. However, if you are selling your home, it isn’t certain that all potential buyers will love your pets, or that they’ll love purchasing a home that is very pet-lived in. With that said, as your local real estate team, allow us to share some tips on how to avoid issues when selling your home with pets!
When it comes to items that belong to your pet, it is a good idea to store them away during a showing. Place all of your pet’s toys and accessories in a visually appealing basket or bin. Load food or water dishes in the dishwasher before a showing, so they don’t get knocked over. If you can’t remove a litter box, be sure to clean it out really well.
You should also plan to put your pets somewhere during showings or open houses! Just as buyers prefer you leave while they look at your house, same goes for pets. If you are able, it’d be wise to take your pets with you when you leave, or to find a daycare for them. If you can’t, it’s best to place them in a cage or kennel just while potential buyers are over.
For more tips on selling your home with pets, check out this Realtor.com article or contact us. As your Houston real estate team, we’d love to answer all of your questions and to help you through every step of the home-selling process, so that it goes as quickly and smoothly as possible for you. We look forward to hearing from you!