Mans best friend

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Checkmate 260532

LoveMans best friend! Love. People love their pets, whether they are dogs, cats, or fish.  People's animals are their families.  I agree with this and have this come up every day in Real Estate. There are many factors that play into having animals in your home when your home is on the market.  Lots of factors.  Let's look at some statistics about Mans best friend.

  1. 68% of agents agree that community animal practices influenced their home-buying decision.
  2. 63% of U.S. households own a pet
  3. 18% of recent home buyers agree that their new neighborhood is convenient to a vet and pet-friendly outdoor spaces.
  4. 81% of agents consider themselves pet-friendly

There are many selling points for clients selling with animals.  It can be a very touchy situation, due to the love our clients have for their fur babies. 

  1. First off,  is their home odor free?  It can be hard to be nose blind to animal smells.  Your agent needs to help you and be honest.  There are ways to get around odors. 
  2.  Check your air filters.  
  3.  Ventilate
  4. Have a place for your animal to go when a showing is in place.

When your pet-loving buyer is looking for a perfect home, other details are important.

  1.  Flooring!  Although it's easy to replace, it is something considered.
  2. The yard.  Is it fenced?  Is it large, level, and accommodating for dogs?
  3. Stairs?  This especially affects smaller dogs.  (or older dogs).  

I collected a lot of my statistics from the fourth quarter Residential Specialist magazine.  I read the article and was so excited to share details about a very large portion of our lives.

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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Cindy - understanding a client's needs can help make a real estate relationship connect dreams into realities.  And by doing so, more "win".  

Dec 03, 2022 03:48 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Well....a GREAT catchy photo drew me right in! Yes pet lovers are Americans and it is an important home purchasing topic for sure. Jeff 😀

Dec 03, 2022 04:36 PM
Cindy Edwards

Hi Jeff, The photo just made me smile.

Dec 04, 2022 06:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Cindy- we don't have a dog now but we're both pet lovers. Interesting statistics and yes to your suggestions about what to do if you are selling your home and you have a pet. 

Dec 03, 2022 05:33 PM
Cindy Edwards

Thanks, Kathy, We have 3 pets, all in their old age.  We have the conversation often about what next

Dec 04, 2022 06:24 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Cindy. You are 100% correct. When it comes to pets, they come first and it can be tricky to explain how they can hurt a sale. Enjoy your day.

Dec 04, 2022 04:33 AM
Cindy Edwards

Thank you, You enjoy your day as well.

Dec 04, 2022 06:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Cindy,

Interesting statistics!! Pets are a family member and decisions will be made in a home purchase around their needs! Great post!

Dec 04, 2022 04:43 AM
Cindy Edwards

Agreed Dorie.  I was very surprized, but not, with percentages.

Dec 04, 2022 06:23 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are definitely different considerations that come into play when working with clients with pets (which is a very large percentage!) Thanks for your post!

Dec 04, 2022 04:47 AM
Cindy Edwards

yes Kat, percentages are astounding.

Dec 04, 2022 06:22 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677

Thank you for all the positive comments.  We do indeed love our fur-babies.

Dec 04, 2022 06:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cindy, being a pet lover is wonderful, but have actually had an open house where the visitors wanted to bring a dog into a property.    I asked that it stay outside.

Dec 04, 2022 06:37 AM
Cindy Edwards

OMG Joan- That is not okay.

Dec 04, 2022 02:47 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Cindy,

Putting pets away during showings is really important. After carrying a super-scared client down the stairs once, I understand how attitudes about pets can span the spectrum, especially if those pets are not your own. Pets may feel the same about all those weird strangers coming into "their" space.

Dec 05, 2022 05:13 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a great photo for your post, Cindy - it certainly grabbed my attention as it would any pet lover!

You've shared some good information about pet owners and things to be aware of for both buyers and sellers.


Dec 07, 2022 04:31 PM