How to Take Care of Pets During the Home Selling Process

PetsIf you own a pet, or several of them, and you’re planning on selling your home, it’s important that you understand that they can negatively impact the selling process. Here are some valuable tips that will help when it’s time for prospective buyers to take a tour of your home.

Relocate Them

While you may love pets, others may not exactly share the same enthusiasm. They could potentially be allergic to their shedding fur, or even fearful of them in general due to a traumatizing past experience.

Leaving your pets in the house while you have prospective buyers look around is a no-no. This doesn’t mean that you should leave them trapped in a room or in the backyard. If your home is on sale, take them completely out of the house. You can have them stay at a relative’s home or even at the kennel if need be.

Think about it, your cleaning process will ultimately be harder on you due to the fact that you want your home absolutely spotless and allergen-free.

Remove Signs of Pets In Your Home

Once your pet has been temporarily removed from the equation, it’s time for you to make your home how it once looked prior to Fluffy moving in. This means picking up all the toys and putting them away, removing pictures of them from your refrigerator, and taking care of other tell-tale signs.

Finally, don’t forget to vacuum and clean religiously to remove the odor and pet fur rooted deep within the cushions of your sofa and carpets. If you prioritize cleaning, you’ll eventually get your home back to how it looked when you first bought it.

Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew is the head of Realty ONE Group, a real estate brokerage firm that strives to move the world forward by supporting their local communities with their 501(c)(3) foundation.