16 Jun Got A Pet? Sell Your Home With Confidence
In the current climate, selling your home is a challenging proposition. However, some vendors face additional barriers they must overcome to connect with likely buyers and sell your home. If you have a pet, you likely treat it as one of the family.
Many people love their pet and think the world of the times they share. However, if you are selling your home, and you have a pet at home with you, you might find it makes it difficult to sell your home.
Of course, selling your home, even if a pet has lived in the house, isn’t an impossible challenge, and at Anthony Jones Properties, we are here to assist you. There are steps you can take to sell your home with confidence when you have a pet.
You should accentuate the positives
Although you should try to minimise the number of family photographs and mementoes around the home when you try to connect with likely buyers, a few pet-friendly photos might help sell your home. If the buyer is a pet-lover, these images can create a connection which aids the sales process.
Also, if a prospective buyer sees the home is already pet-friendly, they will feel more confident about the house being suitable for their needs. You also have an opportunity to discuss other features of the home and local area, which might make the property more appealing to a buyer.
If there are great walking routes for dog owners, or there is a thriving pet community or even reliable local stores, mention this to prospective buyers. The condition of the house is a crucial factor for buyers, but people also want to learn about the community, and whether they can settle.
You need to minimise the damage caused by a pet
While there are some positive aspects of a god or cat ownership which help you connect with some buyers, you also need to minimise the problems and drawbacks of having a pet around your home.
Review your floor, wall, furniture and outdoor areas for pet-related damage
Many pet owners view the damage caused by their pet as part and parcel of owning a pet. However, to a prospective buyer, this damage is likely to be off-putting. Therefore, you need to look at your house with a fresh set of eyes, ensuring you find and repair any damage caused by your pet.
Remove stains caused by pets, including odours
If you are just carrying out virtual viewings at the moment, the main focus is on ensuring everything looks great. However, for a physical presentation, you need to remember the importance of smell and its impact on buyers.
It might be you no longer notice the odour of your cat or dog at home, but for someone stepping inside of your property for the first time, it is likely to be something they notice straight away. You must improve the smell of your house before welcoming viewers.
Don’t forget your garden
If your dog plays in the garden, don’t forget to look there for problems or issues you need to resolve. If your pet digs holes, damages fences or leaves waste in the garden, you must ensure these problems are resolved before a viewing takes place.
If you are looking for help with any matter of the Darlington property market, it is best to speak to property professionals. No one knows for sure what is going to happen next, so we won’t claim to have all the answers, but the Anthony Jones team is keen to help you as best we can. If you would like to contact us over housing matters, please call us today on 01325 776424.