As dog lovers ourselves (and other pets of course), we understand that man’s best friend is great, but it is not always the best when you are trying to sell your home. Here are some helpful tips to consider.
We are a nation of pet lovers, cats, dogs, tortoises, whatever the pet. In fact, 57% (16.2 Million) of households in the UK have a pet. (World Animal Foundation) And, of course, your home is their home too. But what happens when you decide to sell your home? Should you arrange for your pet to temporarily move out? This is not practical and, really, not fair. After all, it is their home, too, right?
So, how can you make the most of selling your property, maximising the value and selling quickly whilst managing your pets?
Of course, there will likely be no problem if your viewers are also pet lovers. But not all potential purchasers will love your pets, which could harm your chances of selling for the top price.
So what should you do to sell your home when you have pets?
The last thing you want is a potential buyer saying they loved your house but didn’t like the dogs or thought that there was a doggy smell, so they’re not going to be making an offer. Particularly when, with some forward planning, you could alleviate those factors and have had a sale.
If you are considering selling your home, contact our team of property experts for an accurate valuation or advice about the best way to maximise the value.