Want a Home With NO PRIOR PET in Residence? GO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION

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Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

Life continues to be a challenge for many passive-aggressive rental prospects new to the area's rental market.

 

A rental prospect contacted me this AM with questions that were easily answered on the property listings on my web site AND wanted my assurances that there had been no CATS at the properties.

 

....like EVER? I wondered.

 

Unless she is going to find a new INVESTOR OWNED property that has never been lived in/had pets in and is willing live with the "out gassing" of the new carpet, I could never advise anyone that there had been NO CAT (NO PET) at the property I manage.

 

.....and I think this is a GREAT opportunity for her to BUY a NEW CONSTRUCTION home and be able to tell prospective purchasers when she sell that THERE HAVE BEEN NO PETS HERE!

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Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Hello Wallace,

Yes, no pets ever - new construction is the only sure way for her to go!

Jul 22, 2014 10:38 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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This would be particularly difficult in properties that have been around for a while, you never really know for sure Wallace.

Jul 23, 2014 01:00 AM #2
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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
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Wallace 

Great point and post. We are not historians we just help people find homes that fit their needs. 

Jul 23, 2014 04:39 AM #3
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Wallace, 

Yeah, that would be pretty impossible.  I do appreciate folks have pet allergies, but then they need to look for hardwoods and maybe plan on doing a HVAC system air duct cleaning.   

Hope you are doing awesome!

All the best, Michelle

Jul 23, 2014 08:02 AM #4
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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I told her I could not give her a guarantee and that there is no history of NO pets in properties so she needs to look elsewhere if that is a concern.....

Jul 23, 2014 08:08 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice. The majority of homes have pets at some time.

Jul 24, 2014 12:49 AM #6
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Wallace, that is great advice and I've had several buyers with the same question, one just this week. The answer is new construction and we ratified a contract on a pretty, new home last night.

Jul 29, 2014 01:08 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying an outstanding summer. I noticed that UVA now has a special agreement with Keswick.

Jul 29, 2014 02:50 AM #8
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

The only way to guarantee no previous pets is new construction.  Not sure what else people would expect...

Jul 30, 2014 09:35 PM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wallace people amaze me all the time....are those your kitties? they are cute, Endre

Aug 11, 2014 03:13 PM #10
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Nope....not my kitties....although I do need one for the mice at my house....HeHeHe!

Aug 11, 2014 07:16 PM #11
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