Curb Appeal for Winter MonthsWhen selling a home that includes dogs, cats, or both, special considerations will need to be made. Keep in mind that many people are not fond of animals.

Farmers Branch TX – House Selling TipsHome buyers are not all charmed with your pets as you may certainly be. Some might even make a definite decision immediately if they experience allergies to pet dander or hair, or just don’t care for animals in the house. The bottom line when selling is to keep as low a profile with your pets as possible.

Keeping in mind that you could get far less for your house with pets around and obvious to buyers, it may be well worth the effort to board them, send them to a neighbour when you plan to show the house, or make some alternative arrangement so they are not around when buyers come to look the house over.

Keeping in mind that you could get far less for your house with pets around and obvious to buyers, it may be well worth the effort to board them, send them to a neighbour when you plan to show the house, or make some alternative arrangement so they are not around when buyers come to look the house over. As irrational as it may seem to you, many people have real fears of animals. They may simply not like them. Don’t overlook this as it could definitely cost you a sale of your house.

In addition to physically removing your pets from the house, you will want to remove all evidence of their existence as well. There should be absolutely no pet hair anywhere in the house. Their waste should be picked up from the yard and disposed of properly. Neutralize the odors that may exist in the house as an after-effect of having them living inside. If you can’t smell the pet odors, have someone else come in and tell you whether they can smell any sign of your four-legged loved ones. Sometimes it’s hard to detect what you are used to smelling in the house every day, but you can be sure that a potential buyer with sensitivity to pets.

  • As irrational as it may seem to you, many people have real fears of animals.
  • They may simply not like them.
  • If you can’t smell the pet odors, have someone else come in and tell you whether they can smell any sign of your four-legged loved ones.

Removing the signs that pets inhabit the house can be equally tricky as you are accustomed to them being there. Take away their bowls and water dishes. Pick up their toys and close down dog or cat doors. Survey your refrigerator pictures and those hanging up around the house and on the walls that depict your pets. Of particular interest will be pictures of your dogs and cats sleeping on the furniture or beds. Take care to clean stains from the carpets and floor. If you have trouble removing the stains, call in a professional floor cleaner for help.