Your dog or cat can pose a
problem when your property is listed for sale. Even if prospective buyers have
pets of their own that smell just like yours, they may be repelled by animal
odors. If you have a pet odor problem, you should remove the offending furniture
or carpets or hire a professional to clean them. Check the cat box frequently
and keep the litter fresh.
Some people have allergies or irrational fears of
certain animals, so it is a good idea to put dogs or cats outside or confine
them to one area when your house is being shown. It is hard for buyers to
appreciate your home through puffy, watery eyes or in between sneezes! Even if
the house is exactly what they want, your chances of selling it are less if the
buyers are afraid of being eaten by Fido.