Selling your home is complicated enough, but dealing with pets can be even more difficult. Here is our advice for getting your home sold with a pet.
Prepare Your Home
Gather all the necessary paperwork. For your home sellers’ disclosure statement, be sure to include a copy of your last veterinarian’s record and proof that all vaccinations were current. Obtain copies of all health insurance for your pets. You can also obtain copies of the owners’ and pet’s health certificates.
Interview the Prospective Homeowner
When selling your home, you have to get to know the potential buyers. Ask them the following questions:
- Make sure you are getting to see the home buyer.
- Ask them how they feel about dogs, cats, or birds.
- Inquire about their plans for the property.
- Ask what your home is worth, then figure out what a comparable home would be.
- Compare what your house is worth with the list price that your prospective buyer has agreed to pay.
Consider Pets in Your Ad
People can have allergic reactions to pets, but pets are a significant plus for many other people. If you don’t want to go for a bit of gamble with buyers, it’s a good idea to tell potential buyers about pets. We even suggest that you put their photos in your ad. If there are issues about pets in a neighborhood, your listing agent should bring them up with buyers.
Ask for Feedback—Then Listen
Please give people some options when you’re listing your home. If they want to see your house with your pets present, they can let you know. And, if they say, “No thanks,” then it’s their loss.
While you are on the market, be sure to take on any significant projects that might be exciting but make your home more attractive to a potential buyer. Hiring a professional stager or a first-time home buyer’s representative can be helpful, and they can provide advice for any cosmetic fix-up you do. If you are selling a second home in your home, or if you are also planning to rent your home out, then you may need to think about what you will sell the house for and whether you have enough time to find tenants for the next few months. If you are not renting the home, then consider holding onto it and wait until next summer. However, if you plan to sell the house for cash, the price is not as important as simply getting it sold quickly.
Contact Zech Buys Houses
If you are planning on selling your home with pets, streamline the process and contact Zech Buys Houses today to see what we can do for you. We buy houses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in all shapes, sizes, and conditions fast and in cash so you don’t have to go through the struggle of trying to sell an unwanted property in an unforgiving housing market. Call us today to receive your fair, written, no-obligation offer, and you could have money in hand for your rental property in as little as seven days.