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Brentwood, TN Real Estate Tips #4|Pets

PETS – If it smells, it won’t sell…

We humans are very attached to our furry family members, but unfortunately not everyone shares our enthusiasm. Make sure that while your home is being shown, no one can see or smell evidence of your pet. Even if you don’t notice any odors, many people are turned off by a home where they think there are invisible pet “stains” that will smell in the future. I have shown hundreds of home, here in Brentwood, TN and can attest to the fact that buyers are even more selective when it comes to purchasing a home, where pets are evident.

Pets that are in the home during a showing are also a big deterrent. Many people are afraid or even allergic, so they aren’t going to take the time to properly look at your property if your kitty is rubbing against their leg (and sends them into a Benadryl-inducing allergy attack). Grab the pets and take them with you during a showing if at all possible. Perhaps, it’s possible to even make arrangements with a neighbor to let your pet visit them during a showing. Doggie daycares are also a great option when you know in advance the home will be shown, especially during open houses that can last longer than a typical appointment. Make sure that all waste is properly disposed of and also out of walking paths in the yard. A dog that barks incessantly or is protective of their territory can also set buyers on edge.

Pet stores sell a product called Nature’s Miracle which works excellent. It removes & neutralizes the odor so an animal can’t detect the stain again and prevents re-occurrence. Make sure that all waste is properly disposed of and also out of walking paths in the yard. Vacuum often, and invest in a good carpet cleaning. Often buyers will be alerted to look for more potential problems, just because an animal toy or bed is in sight. Make sure to put away food bowls, scratching posts, crates etc.

Jeff Taylor, owner of Taylor Home solutions is located right here in middle Tennessee. Jeff says, “Having your carpets properly cleaned by a professional not only ensures your carpets are spot free, but also odor free. A professional carpet cleaner carries solutions that are specific to removing pet stains and the smells that go along with it. Just be sure to choose a company that uses flat rate pricing, so you aren’t charged for each spot that has to be removed.” Tell Jeff, you read Jarod’s Blog!
Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” ~ Anonymous

Check out Taylor Home Solutions on the web!
Carpet & Ventilation Cleaning and Carpet Repair

Up next…We will explore mortgage financing and current rates here in the Brentwood,TN real-estate market.