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[...] You arrive at a listing appointment to be greeted by a big German Shepherd’s slobbery licks or two Chihuahuas yipping away at your every slightest movement. Many home owners have pets, but pets can pose a serious challenge when listing a home for-sale…Read More [...]
One of my clients had a beautiful Persian cat. When taking photos of the home, the cat was the star. He posed on t;he master bed sleeping on a blanket placed at the foot of the bed like a model and the photos looked like we had purposely placed him there. The photos were beautiful.
Thank you for bringing up a subject that is dear to my heart…as a dog foster for special needs, I cringe at the condition of some pets that I run into when showing homes.
Some are luxury homes with pets that are matted, loaded with flea frass, have no water, or are crammed into a too small crate with a wire floor.
These neglected pets are a turn-off to potential buyers.
Thank you for some great suggestions!!
What a clever article and what an interesting trend!
I am a serious animal lover but have always viewed listings with pets as a major problem. In the case that homeowners are unable to remove the pets from the site, the animals are usually locked up which sometimes evokes an uncomfortable feeling for the people viewing the house. You offered the perfect solution in what you did with your pets. Dressing them in clothing and posting the signs sent a message that they were happy pets and did not mind staying out of the way rather than appearing to be serving a jail sentence.
Also, some homeowners take offense when you suggest tucking the animals away, but this solution is one that may potentially soothe their emotions. They may look at this as a way to have the best of both worlds – showing their house without buyers feeling attacked by jumping and yappy pets, but still being able to show off the animals that they love so much.
Interesting trend but not sure that it should be more the exception than the norm. Kitty still needs a litter box and doggy still has to do his/her business. The smell is still going to be there, even if the seller is diligent about placement and clean up which most can’t or won’t do in my experiences with clients. Even buyers who are pet owners looking at a listing don’t want to smell it or contemplate replacing flooring. Taking this trend a step further maybe sellers should stage their kids too! Great post:)
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My husband is convninced that we sold our last home so quickly because my dog and I were wearing matching winter coats and were walking on the front sidewalk when buyers came to view our home. On their offer they requested we leave the doggy door and pet ramp.
[...] Sold Blog Author Melissa Dittman Tracey did just that when she sold her last home. In the blog post Can You Stage the Household Dog?, she discussed how she came up with a pet-friendly staging plan. Tracey included a pet specific [...]
[...] for instance the case of one interesting seller who argued that her two family dogs actually helped her sell her home. According to this author, instead of just trying to get her dogs out of sight and out of mind, she [...]
[...] Source: REALTOR® Magazine blog, Styled Staged and Sold [...]
Great article! Yet another reason to try virtual staging
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[...] would know that my house was too!” said Tracey. Read her full article here (insert hyperlink http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2012/03/26/not-sure-what-to-do-with-the-household-pet-stag... [...]
[...] and Sold” blogger Melissa Dittman Tracey did just that when she sold her last home. In the post Can You Stage the Household Dog?, she discussed how she came up with a pet-friendly staging [...]
Doggone Good ideas! I love it!
[...] and Sold” blogger Melissa Dittman Tracey did just that when she sold her last home. In the post Can You Stage the Household Dog?, she discussed how she came up with a pet-friendly staging plan. Tracey included a pet specific [...]
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