Selling Your Home When You're A Pet Lover

By: Irene Bilinski

Selling Your Home When You're A Pet Lover

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

I’m an animal lover but I can say that I’m quite uncomfortable with snakes and such.  So when I arrive at a house for a showing, I’m a little hesitant to enter the premises. A potential buyer might also be uncomfortable even though their fears might be different from mine.  Maybe they are afraid of dogs, cats, birds or other household pets.

If you are a pet owner? How does that impact the selling of your home. Working with many pet owners, this question comes up often.  I understand the added stress of keeping a home looking presentable when there is a furry friend working against you. I also understand that just as the selling process is disruptive to us humans, this can also cause anxiety for your pet. 

If you’re planning to sell your home and want to make it the most saleable it can be and also as stress-free as possible for all the members of your family, including the furry ones.

You'll have to consider that some people have pet allergies. So it’s very important to ensure that the house has been completely vacuumed and the pets be sent to a family member or friend for a showing. 

But rest assured, there are a few steps you can take that don’t involve saying goodbye to your beloved family friend in order to maintain the value of your investment:

If you have pets in your home and you're thinking of moving. Give me a call at 613-858-1151 and I'll be glad to talk to you about home pet care while selling your home.