Pets. We love our pets, but not everyone does. When I come home, I love when my dog, Carl, jumps up and wants to be held. I pick him up and he goes crazy, licking my face and yelping! It is so nice to be welcomed like that each day. But, as a Realtor, I will tell you that if I am showing a home and I am greeted the same way by the family dog, it is distracting and, let’s face it, quite annoying. At that point, I am there to show the home not romp with the dog. The buyers feel the same way. They are there to view the home in hopes that they fall in love with it and want to buy it. They get distracted if the dog is yelping, jumping and drooling all over them. I recommend to sellers to take the pooch on a walk during showings, or have a neighbor come by to take them out. Also, as for cats. It’s all about the litter! I recommend that the litter is changed daily! Nothing wrecks the ambiance of a showing more than kitty poop smell! We love our pets, but remember, not everyone is an animal lover. We want to make all buyers comfortable in your home, this is what gets homes sold!
Something to consider for today’s “Homework”
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