Since you’re going to have so many people coming through your home while it’s on the market, what exactly do you do with your pets? This is a great question to discuss with your REALTOR®.
When it comes to pets it’s always good to have their presence noted on your multiple listing page. When someone comes to the house it is also good to put up a sign letting them know there is a cat inside, or a dog and to not let it out- or let it out if it can be let out. How big is your dog? Let them know! Surprising the home buyer is not the way to go!
I’ve been in a situation where I was walking through a home with a buyer and until the moment we walked in the kitchen I was unaware of two things. One was the fact that there was a cat in the house, the other was the fact that my client was deathly afraid of cats.
Needless to say the house took a back seat in that discussion and that is exactly what you don’t want to happen after a showing! So, be sure to let people know about your pets, or have your pets stay with a friend. And of course, make sure they are taken care of and comfortable as much as possible with the home selling process too!
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