Perhaps you saw this viral video going around Facebook recently: A perturbed cat hisses and growls as a real estate agent tries to get a home ready for a showing. Kitty is so upset, in fact, that he takes a few swipes at the agent as she tries to leave one of the home’s bedrooms.
The video might be entertaining for the agent’s running commentary and the cat’s big reactions, but it’s educational, too. Do you have a plan for your pets while your home is on the market?
This cat isn’t acting out because he’s a mean kitty. He’s
scared! Someone is invading his space, and he doesn’t understand that the agent – and the couple she later brings through to show the home – isn’t there to hurt him.
You can ease stress on your pets (and, let’s be honest, your
agent) and help your home show better by having a plan for your pets during home showings and open houses.
You’re not going to like this, but the best thing to do when you’re selling your home is take your pets (and their paraphernalia) out,according to The Balance. Whether you do this for the entire time the house is on the market or just for each showing is up to you, but for your pets and potential buyers, this is the best, lest stressful, and safest option for everyone involved.
There are other things you should do to make sure potential buyers don’t see signs of your pets in your home. From vacuuming to putting away toys, you can find many more suggestions for selling your home when you have pets on The Balance.
(Image via Realtor Magazine)
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