By the Kent Redding Group

If you own pets you know that they are your “furry family members”, but when it comes time to sell your home your pets may present problems because some buyers don’t like pets. Thankfully, selling an Austin Texas home even if you have pets can be easy if you follow these simple tips.

Tip #1 – Send Your Pet on A Temporary Vacation

Even though you love your pets, you have to be ready for those buyers who may not like them, and to do that you should remove your pets from your Austin Texas Home while it’s for sale by boarding them temporarily at a pet hotel or ask a friend/relative to let your pets stay with them until you sell your home.

Tip #2 – Remove All Signs of Pets from Your Home

Once your pets are safely on their pet vacation the next thing you should do is remove all signs of your pets from your home including beds, toys, bowls, blankets or anything that might say “pet” to a buyer because you don’t want to create a mental picture of the “potential damages” that your pet may have caused to your home.

Tip #3 – Repair All Damages from Your Pets

Let’s say that one of the floors in your home has been well-worn from your dog over the years or there are other signs of pet damage in your Austin Texas home for sale, you should repair or replace any signs of pet damage because once buyers see these damages they will wonder what else may be wrong with your home so it’s best to get rid of the damage before these questions have a chance to arise.

Tip #4 – Remove All Pet Stains and Smells

Last of all, but most important, if your home has specific pet stains or smells, you should remove them from your home immediately because strong odors can be another big reason why some buyers may not submit an offer on your home.

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To get started with selling your Austin Texas Home contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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