What to do with pets when your Tulsa home for sale is on the market
Sometimes a challenge to home Sellers is what to do with their pets when their Tulsa home for sale is on the market. Ideally, we don’t want to request more than an hour’s notice to show your home, so it needs to be “show ready” all day, EVERY day.
Many Tulsa home Sellers will be able to run home prior to a showing to crate their 4-legged family member. Some will keep their pup in the back yard or garage during showings.
If a home Seller is confident that their pet will not alarm or harm prospective Buyers, they may let them have the run of the house. Then, it’s appropriate to write in Realtor remarks, “Fido is a friendly dog and welcomes you.” But if Fido jumps on people, he needs to be contained.
I’m fortunate that my dog-sitter lives ten blocks away and could be available to remove all three of my pups with little notice, if my home were on the market. It rained today though, and my kitchen floors are covered with muddy paw prints. My dog-sitter is wonderful with our dogs, but she doesn’t clean floors.
As hard as it is to imagine, not all people are “dog people.” If none of the previous suggestions will work for you, perhaps a neighbor could help get the pups out of your home during showings. Please don’t ask for more than two hours notice to show though, because that’s truly an inconvenience to Realtors and your home will likely be shown less.
Talk to your Realtor about possible solutions to keep your pets segregated or confined during home showings. And, remember to reward Fido after a showing, because he’s trying to make a good impression too!