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Selling Your Home With Pets? Read On

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On February 18, 2016

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We have all been inside of friends and families homes that have pets and we all know just how smelly pets can make a home no matter how clean you keep your pets. In fact, most homes these days have at least one pet in them. If you are trying to sell your home having a pet may make it harder to do so. Let’s take a look at a few ways pets make things harder on someone who is trying to sell their home.

  • You may have your home staged to the max but if you have a pet inside it is likely that the odor will be noticed by folks who come to take a tour of your home. You may think that if you give your pet a bath daily there will be no odor, think again. Pets have an odor that is all their own and it is easily noticed by the human nose.
  • Cats tend to make the most smell when it comes to having animals inside of your home because they do their business inside, in the litter box. It is important to take litter boxes outside when showing a home so that the smell may be somewhat masked at least.
  • Pets that shed are ones that may cause an issue when someone comes to tour your home because there is absolutely no way you can get rid of all of the hair inside of your home. If you need to have a pet, perhaps opting for one that doesn’t shed such as a poodle is a better option for you. You can run a lint brush over all of your furniture before a showing but as I said there is basically no way to get rid of all of the hair.
  • An air purifier may be a good idea to invest in if you have pets and you are about to start showing your house. These types of machines go a long way to helping take the pet smell out of your home.

Don’t worry, if you want to sell your home and you have pets you don’t have to get rid of your pets just be diligent and do your part to make sure those who tour your home have no idea you have animals living inside. Once they finish the tour you can go back to normal life until the next showing and then you will repeat the entire cleaning process over again. Another thing you can do if you have pets and you are trying to sell your home is to look up some tips and ideas online of how to make your home show better and therefore sell faster.

Courtesy of Huntsville AL Real Estate Broker Mike Manosky.

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