Selling your home is exciting, but it’s also a lot of work. If you have a pet, there are a few more steps you need to take into account before selling your home. Making a good impression at showings is essential to getting what your house is worth, so taking care of any pet induced issues can put you ahead of the crowd.
Pet hair can be pervasive, it seems like even when you think you’ve gotten it all, more appears. Removing pet hair before listing your home is important for a couple of reasons. First, pet hair can make an otherwise clean home look messy. Second, potential buyers may have allergies, and that could potentially lose you a sale.
Removing pet hair from your home can feel overwhelming, but it is totally doable. Vacuuming and changing air filters can go a long way towards removing pet hair. When hair is especially stuck, using a cleaner mixed with water before vacuuming can help make the process easier.
Eliminating Pet Odors
You love your pet, but even the best animals can get a little stinky from time to time. It is easy to get used to your animals’ smells, but potential buyers won’t have that benefit, so it’s important to remove the smell once and for all.
There are several things you can do to remove odors, whether they’re from pet urine or your dog’s most recent adventure to a local farm. A carpet cleaner is a great way to get rid of odors, but be sure to avoid steam cleaners as sometimes they can set the odor rather than removing it. Ozone treatments eliminate unpleasant odors stemming from pet urine in addition to the general smell of pets.
From time to time, pets may cause damage to your home. Make sure to inspect your house for pet-induced damage before listing your home. Places like baseboards and floors are often damaged, and sometimes the damage is missed if you don’t look too closely. By painting over scratched paint, replacing sections of baseboards that have been gnawed and filling in scratches in the floor, you can show your home in the best possible light.
Now is the time to start cleaning and repairing your home before putting it on the market. Whether you have dogs, cats, or any other pet, it is essential to assess and repair any damage or messes they may have created so your home has the best possible chance of selling for what it is worth.
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