Be Sure to Plan for the “Pet Issue”

If you have pets, you probably adore them. They’re part of the family! But when you’re preparing your home for sale, you need to think about how you’re going to deal with the “pet issue”.

 

Some potential buyers who view your property may love pets as much as you do. However, others may be turned off by the tell-tale signs of pet ownership – such as kitty litter, dander, and smells.

 

So be sure to make a plan for how you’re going to deal with your pets.

 

It’s a good idea to keep pets out of the house during viewings. Even if your dog or cat is friendly, some buyers will be uncomfortable around them. So, you’ll need to decide where your pets will go when buyers view your property. Consider a local kennel or “pet day camp”.

 

“Can’t I just take my dog out for a walk?” you might be asking. You could,; however, you may not always be available to do that during a viewing. So have alternate plans available.

 

You should also consider how you will deal with pet dander and everyday pet odours. You’re probably used to them. Unfortunately, some buyers will be turned off or even be allergic. So, in addition to cleaning your home before a viewing — especially in those areas where pets spend time like a favourite cushion or scratching post – consider using specialty air sprays available on the market that will neutralize pet odours.

 

Finally, it’s a good idea to advise buyers that they’re viewing a home with pets. That way, they’ll be more forgiving if they catch a whiff of cat dander.

 

Need more tips on preparing your home for sale? Call today. 613-853-5807

http://www.stevesicard.ca

 

One more week!

There is one more week until the Children’s Wish, Exile Island! Please help my team and I raise enough money to Grant our wish Child’s wish! It would be great to put a big smile on her face! Every little bit helps. Thank you so much!!

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Thank you!

Steve

Nothing warms a heart like a child’s sm

Nothing warms a heart like a child’s smile!
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Simple ways to reduce noise from other r

Simple ways to reduce noise from other rooms:
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Creating quiet in a (sometimes) noisy home

Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you’d like to minimize?
There are many ways to sound-proof areas of your home to reduce noise. Here are some ideas:

• Furniture placement. Surprisingly, where you place furniture can dramatically reduce incoming noise. For example, a bookshelf covering a third of a wall can muffle sound from an adjoining room by 25%.

• Noise harmonization techniques. Soft music, air fans, and other sources of rhythmic noises can actually reduce the unpleasantness of incoming sounds.

• Area rugs. Adding an area rug, even on top of existing carpeting, can significantly reduce noise coming from the floor below.

• Acoustic tiles and panels. These are special ceiling tiles and wall coverings that are designed to diffuse and reduce sound infiltration. There are some products on the market that are remarkably easy to install.

Every little bit helps! Please help us g

Every little bit helps! Please help us grant a child their wish!

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The first thing you should pack when sel

The first thing you should pack when selling your home:
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