How to Sell a House With Pets

If you have pets, they can make selling your house a bit of a challenge. I have three tips to help you alleviate this problem.

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If you're selling your home and you have pets, you need to prepare your home for the market a bit differently.

Remove any and all signs of pets before a showing.

I love pets and I have one myself, so here are my tips for getting top dollar for your house that you share with your pet:

1. Consider temporarily relocating pets, especially during showings. This could be with a family member, friend, relative, or neighbor.

2. Remove any signs of pets. If you have a crate or something like a scratch post for a cat, remove them or store them out of sight.

3. Eliminate pet smells. If you have a showing coming up, open the window or put some air fresheners out. You can also bake cookies to change the smell or your home.

If you have any other questions about preparing your house for the market with or without pets or you're looking to buy a home, give me a call or send me an email. I'd be happy to help!

How Technology Makes Your Home Appealing to Buyers

If you're looking to sell your house to a high-end buyer, look no further than technology upgrades.

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Technology goes a long way in attracting high-end home buyers. How?

Let’s say you put surveillance cameras in a private estate or gated neighborhood. That looks very attractive to a high-end buyer. However, you don't want to go overboard. Recently, I showed a property that had cameras within 10 feet of each other! There wasn't just one, either; there were five or six. The buyer and I both looked at this and wondered together, "What's going on here? Are we in the wrong neighborhood?" Security cameras should look nice and professionally done.

Home technology is always attractive to high-end buyers.

Then, you have technology like smart thermostats. These are really impressive to high-end buyers as well. They show the time and temperature with no extra buttons or anything—they just look clean and impressive and have small LED lights to illuminate them. These smart thermostats can all be operated from your smartphone as well.

If you're looking to buy or sell a home on the high end, I hope these tips are helpful to you. If you have any questions or you know anyone else looking to buy or sell a home, contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you.