Selling your home with pets can be challenging … not only because it can be stressful removing pets for every showing, but also because buyers want to envision themselves living in your home, and that means hiding any evidence that animals live there. One whiff of a dirty litter box or smelly carpets, or view of a mess in the yard, can easily ruin a showing and best outcome.
While you love your furry family member, sadly, not every buyer will.
When preparing your home to sell, it is important to remove evidence of any pets in your home. This includes deodorizing, deep cleaning, and repairing any damage: scratched door frames or flooring, and carpet stains. When eliminating any odors, make sure you are not just masking them, as that can turn potential buyers off even more — definitely do a deep clean before showings!
With so many families owning pets since Covid, it can be hard to imagine anyone disliking yours, but at the end of the day, you want to ensure nothing gets in the way of selling your home. The time you invest now in preparing your home will pay off in a successful sale.