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Selling Your Home? 5 Reasons To Board Your Dog

by Arnold Gomez

If you are looking to sell your home because you bought a starter home in the first place, you are most likely ready to buy a property that accommodates every need of your family—including your dog. While you should have saved up money to contribute to the purchase of a new home, you can also use the money that you get from selling your current home to put towards a down payment.

If you want to sell your home quickly and for the right price, you should heavily invest into staging your home. Accomplishing this goal is easier when you are willing to board your dog while your home is being shown.

Make It More Comfortable for Buyers

By removing your dog from your home, you will create a more comfortable environment for buyers. It is easy for a dog to get in the way of having a great showing, especially if you let them have free roam of the house. If you resort to putting them in a single room, this deters buyers from looking at that room.

Get Rid of Personalization

A personalized home is not one that people will be extremely interested in buying. These individuals want to envision their kids and pets in their future home, not someone else's. By boarding your dog, along with other things such as removing personal photos and kids toys, you can easily eliminate personalization.

Prevent Messy Accidents

Even if your dog is well behaved, they may start to act a bit differently when you begin to sell your home. With people coming in and out of the home on a regular basis, introducing new and unfamiliar scents, their stress level may increase. Stress can lead to vomiting inside the home.

Maintain a Clean Home

Dogs require quite a bit of maintenance, regardless of how clean they are. Their hair gets almost everywhere, they can scratch up floors, and they can drip water around the entire home. By boarding them, you can clean up after they are gone and make sure the home is ready for potential showings.

Avoid the Need to Be There

When you board your dog, you do not have to be present during open houses or personal showings. It will allow your realtor to show the home more frequently, which will help you sell your home faster.

The way you sell your home can have a huge impact on how much it ends up selling for. Boarding your dog is one way that you can maximize your chance of impressing buyers and getting reasonable offers. For more information, contact companies like R & E Investments.