Man's best friend may not be your best friend when trying to sell your house. Here are some tips to selling a house with pets.
1) Clean up the poop. You’d think that this one is a no-brainer, but it apparently is not. It amazes me at how many homes have pet poop all over the yard. If your home has a yard, the buyer is most likely looking for a place that their kids can enjoy. A field of feces is not a selling attribute unless you’re trying to sell the house down the road. Hire a local company to handle it if you need to. Once it’s all up, sprinkle some lime on the areas to kill the smell. Then just make it a daily habit of picking it up so that it doesn’t become an issue again.
2) Paint damaged trim or scratched door jams. This is an easy fix (usually) but reaps TONS of rewards. Scratched trim makes any house look worn and tired.
3) If your home smells like pets (cats are the worst) then you will need to paint and most likely replace the carpet, pad and seal the subfloor. While the subfloor is exposed you should paint it with Killz, Zircon or a similar industrial primer and sealant. This will prevent any odors from reoccurring after you’ve spent good money on flooring. If your floors squeak, now is a good time to add additional screws also.
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