March 25, 2019 | Lavinia Goodloe
If you have pets, the thought of selling your home may seem daunting. Somewhat, like homeowners, it's preferable for pets not to be present during a showing; however, this may not be always possible.  Here are some tips that can help:
  • CATS: During showings, even if clean, it is preferable to move the litter box to the garage. Unless they are very social, cats will likely stay out of the way of the showing so the only concern would be cat fur.
  • DOGS: While some people like to take showings as an opportunity to bring their dogs to the park or they have a friendly neighbor that will take their dog, this may not always be an option. It's preferable to crate a dog or leave them in the dog run. Giving your dog a bone or a new toy may help them be distracted during a showing. Please remember to remove all droppings from the backyard (seems obvious but it sometimes gets missed).
  • REPTILES: even when these lovely animals are in a locked aquarium, reptiles may scare onlookers. By putting a sign on the aquarium letting people know who lives there not only blocks the view of your family critter, it also lets people know who lives there, relieving some of the mystique/fear associated with reptiles. Needless to say, tanks should be clean and free of droppings to avoid unpleasant odors.
  • FISH: Just like your home, please make sure that your aquatic friend's home is in tip-top shape.
Truly, unless your pet is a large presence that would distract a buyer from enjoying your home, the only concern should be towards odor and cleanliness... but you're doing that already, right?

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*Doberman Photo by Scott Murdochfrom Burst
*Pug Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst
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