As a pet owner, you already know there are special considerations when it comes to putting your home on the market – and you might be wondering how your pet’s presence will affect the impression that potential buyers get.
The good news is that you can sell your home without compromising your pet’s happiness in the process!
Staging Your Home As a Pet Parent
It’s incredibly important to make the best possible impression on potential buyers, so when you’re staging your home, we recommend:
- Patching the lawn if necessary
- Fixing carpet or other flooring that may have pet damage
- Having your carpets and upholsteries cleaned by a professional (if you don’t know anyone, let us know – we may be able to point you in the right direction)
Even if you can’t get to all those things, it’s best to contain your pet’s possessions as best you can. If possible, move everything to one room and have a place prepared where you can stash everything if your REALTOR®® calls you with a short-notice showing.
Showing Your House When You Have Pets
You should always bring your pets with you when you leave for showings. Even if your four-legged pal isn’t a big fan of riding in the car, he or she will be more comfortable when you’re together – and even a long walk would be a great way to vacate the house and spend some quality time with your pet.
Are You Selling a Home on Marco Island?
If you’re selling a home on Marco Island, we can help you. We’ll be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis so you know exactly what your house or condo is worth. You can also explore the current real estate market activity report for Marco Island while you’re here.
When you’re ready, we’d love the opportunity to show you how we can market your home so it sells quickly and at the right price.
Call us at 239.821.7926 or get in touch with us online today.