Selling Your Pet-Friendly HomePosted on 05/28/14
The decision to sell your home is a huge. If you have pets this choice can weigh even more heavily. Although most of us have a soft spot for our furry friends, not everyone is “pet-friendly.” If you have ever tried to find a long term rental in South Walton and the surrounding areas, this is likely something you are already familiar with.
If you are trying to sell a home with pets, perhaps the best way to think of prospective buyers is as if they are all “No Pets Allowed” landlords. Landlords often choose not to accept pets because of liability issues. This can include everything from scratched cabinets to pet odors. While as a homeowner, you may be used to seeing chew toys and the scent of your home, the buyer is not. In efforts to make your home more universally appealing, pick up the toys and consider having your carpets professionally cleaned before you decide to put your home on the market.
Another thing that can deter the buyer is seeing the pet throughout the showing process. Some pets are intimidating while others can be just a distraction to the actual task at hand. For more tips on showing your home, contact one of our Destin real estate agents today.