I know what it's like for your family to include a furry, four-footed member and understand the close emotional bond between people and their pets, AND I have experienced first-hand how the presence of a pet can adversely effect a potential buyer's impression of a property.
However, when properly managed, homes with furry family members can compete favorably with nearby properties. Here are the top four things to consider:
1. Eliminate pet odor 2. Repair pet-related damage to home and yard 3. Consider removing your pet from the house during showings and open houses 4. Take steps to eliminate stress pets may experience from the extra foot traffic in their home
This post from the Keller Williams blog, while directed towards agents, includes more details and suggestions of how to make these points work for you and place your home in the best possible light for buyers.
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