Before you put your house on the market think about potential buyers who do not have or even like pets.
Pet owners can run into problems when it comes time to sell their home. In the same way that smoking leaves a discernible odor in your home, so can the presence of a pet.
You may be nose-blind to your pet’s smell, but a guest in your home will notice right away. A top-to-do things is deep cleaning of all carpets, fabrics and hardwood will remove stains and pet odor. Does your furniture have scratch or bite marks? Well, you should consider hiring a home stager, who will rent some furniture for your open and time of marketing your house, while you store yours until the house sells. Touch up scratches and stains on walls with fresh pain will do the work as well.
Do you have a yard? Potential house buyers look inside and out. Clean up all dog mess, fill in the dead grass and make sure your flowers don’t look like your dog’s play area.
When showing the house, put away your pet’s bedding and toys so potential buyers can picture themselves and their own pets in their new home.
Your house may not sell right away so arrange pet daycare, boarding facility or friend’s house for time of showings and open house.
FINDING THE PERFECT PET FRIENDLY HOME
The condo market has never been hotter and has its benefits—the overall price may be more affordable. If you’re in the market for a condo, keep in mind that many condo boards have policies that limit the size or amount of pets allowed in a unit.
As you start to look, check first to see if the community allows pets, to make sure you aren’t wasting your time. Pet owners may be stuck with an additional monthly pet fee attached to their condo fees, or be subject to a breed ban. And with the smaller living space, make sure your pet will be able to adjust to the downsizing. There’s no backyard with a condo, which means you’ll be hoofing up and down the stairs (or elevators) when nature calls. Small, quiet dog breeds that don’t need much exercise, as well as cats, will do perfectly well in a condo environment.
Obviously the biggest perk of owning a house is a backyard for your dog to run around or at least driveway and sidewalks. Houses offer much more room inside as well. You still need to check the community pet restrictions but in a house, you’re able to comfortably fit a larger dog breed. There are many pet friendly neighborhoods in Florida to choose from and home with be the best option for you family including your pets.
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