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Monday, June 13, 2011

Showing & selling your home while owning pets.

When preparing your home for an open house our CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes professionals strongly encourage homeowners who have pets to relocate the animal during viewing hours. This protects your pet from the common occurrences that come with foot traffic, such as an open front door or a gate that wasn’t shut properly, in addition to the stress of unfamiliar people in the home. Restricting a pet to an area within the home also limits the area potential buyers can view, so removing the animal from the home is ideal. See below for our tips to sell your home when you have
pets.

  • Lawn Maintenance. First impressions last so remove any droppings from your lawn.
  • Neutralize Odors. Litter boxes, training pads, pet beds should be thoroughly cleaned or
    temporarily taken out of the house to eliminate any offensive odors.
  • Vacuum. Pet hair is unsightly, as are stains, so remember to sweep or vacuum all floors,
    rugs and furniture. Professional carpet cleaners may be necessary to fully eradicate any
    pungent odors or stains.
  • Purify Air. Some would-be buyers may be allergic to pet dander so in addition to vacuuming,
    change all air-conditioning filters. Remember, if a potential buyer is hit with an allergy attack
    entering your home, odds are they will not stay to see the rest of your home.
  • Declutter and Depersonalize. Food bowls, pet toys, beds, crates and medicines should be
    stowed out of sight
  • Repair Any Damage. If your pet has chewed through your fence or scratched the front door,
    repair or replace it so it doesn’t detract from the space.

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