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I've had it happen and when I told them the dog needed to remain outside, they were furious. One toured the home while the other babysat the dog outside and then they switched. It was fortunate that the Seller returned early and jumped out of his car demanding to know if the dog had been in his house: his granddaughter was deathly allergic!!! They did buy the home so it was a Win/Win for everyone.
Stevens Point, WI
San Jose, CA
Sterling Heights, MI
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No I do not think it is appropriate and would suggest one or the other stay outside with the pet. I do not have buyers bring pets along for showings and expect to take them in.
Unacceptable. I am a dog lover but in this case I would not show the house. It's a distraction when showing and create too much liability for everyone.
No. They are asked to leave the pets at home. If they have a pet during a showing, the agent needs to tell them that pets are not allowed inside.
Some will be upset but the risk is too great to allow pets inside of the property.
No, absolutely not.
Only service dogs.
No. It's not appropriate. It would not matter if it were a $300K home.
The sellers could be highly allergic...lawsuit in the wings.
Mentioning "high end" changed my mindset from no to hey, what a nice dog
No, no and no. The liabilty alone. As Susan had mentioned allergies as well.
absolutely not.... OMG...if I were the homeowner, I'd shoot someone!!
I had a buyer client that wanted to bring her dog who was like her child with her and I told her she could not. Once we found a house she was seriously considering, she needed to bring her dog to make sure he would like the place too. The Sellers were okay with it.
MIKE ROCK No, pets should stay home with the children.
I might consider it with the homeowner's permission, but even then I'd be hesitant.
Good morning Mike. I would not allow a dog in a home that I would be showing, unless it was small enough to be carried.
Good Sunday morning Mike. I have heard of this happening and I'm totally against it. I think the dog needs to be left either home or in the car. My feelings are the prospective buyers are a guest in the house and they must act accordingly.
MIke - I also had a buyer client like Tabitha Rector-Richardson. I had shown them a couple homes and didn't even know they had their dog with them in their car. At the last home of the night, they liked it enough to let their dog out and see if it liked the property as well. The home was vacant, and the dog never went inside, but I felt a little odd about it (not knowing and all).
I think most often I would have to say no to having a buyer bring their dog, but think it is more common with luxury homes and muffy being carried in a LV bag. I mean, who would tell Jennifer Aniston she can't carry her dog into a showing of a $3 million dollar home.
I love animals, but I do not allow them in my home. Leave the dog outside when you go into another family's home. I, or any homeowner have the right to not permit alcohol, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, firearms, loud noise, profanity, pets, and anything else I chose to stop at my door. Another homeowner, if they wish, has a right to permit any or all.
I too, have grandchildren with allergies. I want my home to be a place they enjoy and feel welcomed. I gave up a cherished tradition of having a live Christmas every year when one of my daughters made me aware that my son-in-law was affected by the trees. He is a keeper of a son-in-law, so the tradition ended.
Dogs and horses only, no I am joking, best not to allow any animals in the home.
Dogs no, horses maybe.