I want to put my house on the market, but I have 2 dogs and a cat. How do I have the property shown without worrying about my pets?
- Peter Petlover
Depending on your pets' personalities, they may actually help you sell your home, at least according to this article by the National Association of Realtors.
If your pet isn't quite the right personality for such a task, you'll want to consider taking the dogs to the park for showings. You could also arrange for a friend or relative to tend to the pets while a showing is happening. Let the dogs romp around in the back yard of if there's no fence, you may need to put them in the garage. Just make sure that the showing agent is aware of the pets and where they will be.
By hiring a REALTOR(R) that uses a showing center to schedule appointments you'll ensure that you'll be aware of all appointments and you'll be able to cancel or reschedule a showing if nobody is able to pen the pets for a showing.
You'll also want to make sure that you keep your pets well groomed, brushed and bathed. Make sure to vacuum up any shedding and always check for pet "messes".
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