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Tips For Selling A Home With Pets

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Tips For Selling A Home With Pets

Selling a home with pets takes a few extra steps in order to make sure the home is ready for any buyer who walks in the door. The last thing you want is for a buyer to automatically exclude your house from their list due to some pet related issue. In order to remove any stigma in the buyers mind it is best to minimize as much as possible the fact that a home has a pet.

While your home is on the market it would be ideal if your pet or pets can stay with a relative and thus be out of sight out of mind for buyers who then have one less thing to distract them when they come through your home. For most home sellers though sending their pet away even for a little time may not be an option. Regardless if your pet stays in your home or stays with other family the below tips will guide you in getting your home ready for sale by taking care of any pet related issues

Repair Pet Damage

Furniture

When it comes to repairing pet damage this means more than just repairing scratched walls, chewed up molding, or frayed carpets. Check your sofas and other furniture (wood or upholstered furniture) to make sure there are no rips, tears or wood damage cause by your pets. If you can repair those items effectively then do so. Otherwise it may be best to put those pieces of furniture in storage or sell them before you start showing your home to buyers. Buyers will definitely notice pet damage on walls, carpets, molding and they will notice pet damage on furniture. The fact that buyers can see the pet damage on furniture but don’t see any on other parts of the home may lead the buyers to think there is more unseen damage around the house as well. Remove...

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