How Pet Owners Can Still Sell Their Homes for Top Dollar Posted by Toth Team Worldwide on September 6, 2019 As a pet owner, there are three tips you must remember in order to sell your home for top dollar. Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report How do you prepare your for-sale home if you have pets? The good news is, many homebuyers are out there looking for a pet-friendly home. Two out of three of us have pets, and 61% of pet owners say they have trouble finding a home that’s a good match for their pet. In fact, a recent survey said that 31% of pet owners won’t make an offer on a home if it doesn’t suit their pet. In other words, if your home is attractive to pet owners, it will be available to a larger pool of buyers. On the other hand, 67% of Realtors believe having a pet in your home makes it harder to sell. So what can you do? Here are the three top tips we recommend: 1. Repair any damage. Floors, walls, doors, and the yard are typical areas pets love to chew, scratch, and dig up. Repairing this damage is an investment that will pay for itself many times over because it will earn you a higher sale price. 2. Hire a professional to remove pet odors. Many pet owners are less sensitive to odors in their homes than prospective buyers are, which is why you should hire a professional cleaning crew to clean any carpets, rugs, or upholstery that have absorbed pet odors. Once you’re done cleaning, ask a friend or Realtor to perform a sniff assessment to see if the job is done. 3. Take your pet out during showings. Some people are afraid of animals. Others might be allergic. Regardless of the time, money, and effort you put into cleaning your home, many buyers may still be prejudiced if they know a pet lives there. Also, your pet might be scared with so many strangers in your home. Additionally, remove any pet objects such as toys, food bowls, or scratching posts. “ You’ll be able to sell your home for top dollar, whether your buyer is a pet owner or not. ” By following these three simple guidelines, you’ll be able to sell your home for top dollar, whether your buyer is a pet owner or not. We cherish our pets and our homes, and we hope this merges both so you can have a hassle-free home sale as well. You can also find a pet sitter instruction form here. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your home sale, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you.