Dogs frighten some people and irritate others. Don't let your dog ruin the sale of your home. Below are a few tips to help you:
1) Remove your dog from the house. Some sellers lock the dog in a room and tell the buyers to keep the door closed but that is a very bad idea. If you were buying a home, wouldn't you want to be able to look in every room? Agressive pets that come to the door, follow buyers around, or jump/sniff buyers create a bad experiance.
2) Pick up the poop! The backyard is a big selling point. Make sure all the poop is cleaned up. The last thing a buyer wants to see when they are considering your home is a backyard full of poop...and worse yet...if they step in any they will relate that bad experience with the home.
3) Fix/remove teeth marks. Chewed areas are big turn-offs to buyers. They see this the same as if a hole was punched in the wall. It creates a destructive pattern on the house they are considering.
These are just a few tips. Also consider taking care of pet hair, pet carpet stains, and pet odor.
Do you have any bad experiances with pets at home showings that you can share?