I’ve got to start off by saying I am a dog lover. Like any dog parent they are the apples of my eye and my life wouldn’t be complete without them. However, when selling your home, not everyone loves animals! Today’s super hot selling tip is short and sweet: stash the pets! Your buyers won’t want to get jumped on and loved when they come to see your house! Pets have a way of gluing on to non pet lovers and you need to make sure that doesn’t happen when you have buyers looking at your home! When your stashing the pets remember to:
- Make sure and deodorize your home. Pets have a certain smell and the as owners don’t usually detect. If you have someone coming to look at your home, purchase some small pillar candles to mask the pet scent. It also lends a real classy vibe to your house.
- Consider repainting your home. Pets are hard on baseboards and doors, and the odor they leave in the house can typically be covered by a new coat of paint. Consider repainting your home as part of the normal selling process. Killing two birds with one stone!
- Clean the poo! We all get used to walking around our back yard mine fields, but I guarantee your buyers don’t want to wash off their shoes. Stop being lazy and clean up the yards! Your dogs, wife, and buyers will appreciate it!
- Performing a pet disappearing magic trick. On the day your having someone come see the house, make sure your pets do a disappearing act. This can be crated with you at work (if your boss is cool about it) or even locked in the back yard. If you have buyers coming for a second showing or some serious interest, it is worth considering putting them in a kennel for the day.
One of my more important super hot selling tips, having your pets out of the house for buyers makes a huge difference when selling your home! Keep in mind while we love them, our new home owners won’t!
Pehr Black Out!