Q: Do Pets Still Influence Real Estate Deals?

If you’re planning on selling your home, here’s how to handle your pets.

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If anyone is happy about us being stuck at home since March, it’s our pets. Owners have been constant companions to pets during this pandemic, providing extra attention and warmth throughout the work week for a change. 

According to reports from shelters across the country, people have been more eager to foster pets than usual. While pets are happier with us around, it’s clear that humans have been leaning into the opportunity to experience their companionship.

"Everyone loves pets, but not everyone loves yours."

How do our new in-home offices and furry coworkers affect how we buy and sell homes? A recent study by the National Association of Realtors shows that a pets’ needs are important to buyers, although only a small percentage will make a move to accommodate the needs of a pet. Pet-friendly features like fenced yards and pet doors were among those on many pet owners’ wish lists.

If you are selling your home, it’s important to erase evidence of your pets when showing it. It’s an important thing to keep in mind as you prepare it. Everyone loves their pets, but not everyone loves yours.

If you have any questions about selling a home with pets or selling a home in general, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.