How Pets Impact Your Home Sale

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Pet owners are confident that having a dog, cat, or other animal improves their life. Anybody with a pet knows it can be difficult to live without them, but did you know that owning a pet has been proven to do much more? 

Pet ownership directly benefits a person’s physical and mental well-being. Dogs, in particular, can diminish depression, calm you down, ease loneliness, encourage exercise, and boost your overall vitality. Caring for a dog has been shown to improve the self esteem of children as well. 

Where can you find the perfect pet? If you’ve decided on a specific breed, we recommend looking for a rescue group that caters to that specific breed. They will cost considerably less here than from a breeder.

Rescue groups and shelters are great places to find a pet.

Animal shelters have a wide selection of not only cats and dogs, but birds, horses, and other animals. You can usually find anything in a shelter that you could in your local pet store. Here is a list of some shelters here in New Jersey to help you get your search started to find some forever pets. Some great websites are,,, and

Now when it comes to having pets and trying to sell your home, it can make life more difficult. Pet odor and dog toys lying around are just a few issues you’ll face. To ensure you get the most money possible on your sale, you’ll need to stage your home so that it appears as if you’re not a pet owner. The last thing you want to do is scare off the perfect buyer who’s in love with your home but fearful of pets. It’s an easily avoidable deal-breaker.

If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’re happy to help you any time.