It is nice to see that not a single comment or response shows how a finance company views the tangible increase in value of a property due to a pet policy. In fact having worked in the banking industry for over 40 years, there is no definable difference in value in the property value with a pet policy that allows a pet over one that does not have a pet allowed policy.
If someone has a tangible benchmark showing that having a pet policy will increase the value of a property - please show the evidence.
In fact, the opposite is true, ... I am a board member of a 50+ coop, and all we have is increased complaints and litigation and issue complaints related to pets in a community and this has resulted in increased owner problems, increased fees, and litigation, and has complicated the overall stability of a community.
I am open to seeing the evidence ,yet I have inquired to hundreds of banks and brokers - the only response I see no increased valuation of the property, an easier sale for the brokers, and a quick exit for people that are leaving the community - ones that do not intend to live in the community with the issues ... no real value to residents that stay other than the elusive prospect that when time to leave ... I can exit easier so I will define the value of time = money...