Selling Your Home? Watch the Pet Odor
To some people, pets are like their children. For others however, they may be highly allergic and can’t stand being around them. When it comes to selling your home, your pets odor, dander and hair, not to mention any damage they’ve done to the home, should be considered problems you need to fix.
While you might not notice a pet smell in your home, chances are someone who doesn’t own pets will notice one, no matter how clean you keep your floors, or how often you change the litter box. So what’s a pet owner to do? Well, if a speedy and generous offer on your home is your goal, you might have to invest a bit of time and money cleaning up after your pet.
The main thing with getting rid of pet smells is to not have them come back right away. This is why it might be a good idea for your pet(s) to visit a pet-babysitter on days you know your home will be shown. By getting them out of the house and then cleaning up after them, you make sure that any allergens and odors alike are minimized.
Another important step to minimizing these is to have ventilation or central heating ducts cleaned. These can be full of dust and animal dander. Don’t forget to change the filter.
If you have any questions about pets and how they could be affecting you getting a buyer for your home, contact us. We have other tips we can offer you.