Quick Tip: Remove Your Pets

I love my pets as much as the next guy, but be sure to remove the your furry (or scaled) friends when your house is for sale. Buyers are very sensitive, and any little thing can leave a bad impression in their mind, such as:

  • Pets can distract buyers’ attention away from the details of home.
  • Pets can be a turnoff for many reasons including fear, allergies, dirt, etc…
  • Pets track in dirt and shed their fur, creating extra cleaning for the seller.
  • Pets can have an odor.
  • Crated pets who are upset and barking can also be an unwelcome distraction.
  • Pets left in the yard during showings can discourage people from viewing the exterior of the home.
  • Pets, while a part of your family, are still animals and one never really knows how a pet is going to respond to a stranger entering their territory.
About the Author

Sarah Snodgrass is a residential real estate agent specializing in Kansas City's historic neighborhoods and enclaves.

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