How To Sell Your House When You Have A Pet

Dated: 04/28/2017

Views: 58

Of course you love your pet!  But you certainly don’t want your pet to ruin your chances of selling your home in St. Tammany. Here are some tips to help you:

  • Check your homeowner’s insurance. Be sure that it covers you if your pet bites or injures a potential buyer. The best advice is to keep the animal outside during the house tour.

  • Prepare your yard. Check to be sure there are no brown or yellow spots where your pet’s pee has discolored the grass. Also check for and remove any waste in the yard. Before you put your house on the market, you should re-seed and add new sod where needed.

  • Remove the odors. We do become “nose blind” after a while, so be sure to have someone give you his/her honest opinion about whether or not the house has an odor. If it does, there are products that contain odor destroying enzymes.  Be extremely careful to completely remove the odor because sometimes they reappear and former homeowners have been sued for not disclosing the problem.

  • Clean up the hair. Be sure to dust and vacuum before showing your home. Some people may have allergies and start sneezing as soon as they enter the house.

  • Hide the evidence. Like most pet owners, you probably have lots of objects lying around, such as toys, collars and leashes. Although these objects are special to you, they will just be clutter to buyers. Be sure to hide everything before showing the house.

  • Say good-bye to your pets (just for a while!). You should at least move your pet to another area of the house prior to the showing. It would be best, though, to remove your pet from the house to stay with a friend or family member. By doing that, you will be able to totally concentrate on selling your house and not worry about your pet.

To view the complete article, please click the following link:


Blog author image

Libby Cabrera

Libby is a proud mother of three children and currently resides on the Northshore in Mandeville. She was born and raised in Southern California and has personally moved several times with her family s....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

Explore Antiques At Street Fair In Slidell LA

If you are an antique collector or just love antiques, check out the 37th annual Old Towne Slidell Antique Street Fair, to be held on March 24-25, 2018. The fair takes place on First, Second and

Read More

Love Mother Nature At Earth Fest In New Orleans

photo used with permission from New Orleans Audubon Nature InstituteGet ready for the annual Earth Fest, to be held on March 24, 2018 at New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute, 6500 Magazine Street

Read More

Dig In At Hogs For A Cause In New Orleans LA

Set your calendars for a great barbeque competition at the 10th annual Hogs for the Cause on March 23-24, 2018 at UNO’s Lakefront Arena Fairgrounds! This charity benefits children with brain

Read More

Chow Down At Louisiana Crawfish Festival In Chalmette LA

Get ready to taste some of the best crawfish Louisiana has to offer at the Louisiana Crawfish Festival, held in Chalmette, LA at 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive on March 22-25, 2018! Chalmette overlooks

Read More