Tips For Selling Your House With Pets In Athens

If you’re a pet owner, you probably love your pets – your dogs, cats, ferrets, gerbils, parakeets, or whatever. The trouble is, though, many people aren’t very fond of pets (as hard as that is to accept for many pet owners). Some people even object to outside pets. So pet owners who want to sell their house have to do a few extra things. Here, then, are some tips for selling your house with pets in Athens.

Repair Pet Damage

The first step in preparing for selling your house with pets in Athens is to repair any obvious pet damage. Most larger pets do cause some damage, and while it may not be a big deal to you, it probably will be for prospective buyers. Indoors, this kind of pet damage that should be repaired usually involves floors, carpets, walls, and doors, most often as a result of scratching and “accidents.” You should take care of all this damage before even thinking about showing your home. You may even have to replace carpet, but the higher price you can command for your home will make it worth the expense.

Eliminate Odors and Stains

As pet owners, we grow accustomed to the smells that accompany pets, but those smells can be truly offensive to buyers – and even more so stains on floors. Professional floor cleaning, then, is a good step, both carpeted and uncarpeted floors. And if that doesn’t do the trick, replace the carpet when necessary. Odors can also permeate walls, so some repainting may also be in order. Again, the expense will be more than justified by the higher sale price.

Spruce Up the Yard

Another and sometimes neglected step in selling your house with pets in Athens it sprucing up your yard, especially if you have dogs.  Dogs dig – it’s just what they do. So begin by filling in all those holes, and then lay down sod if the bare spot is very large. Also, move the dog house and all those toys to some inconspicuous place.

And this advice goes double if your pets have had free rein in the front yard. For curb appeal is immensely important. It’s your only chance to make a great first impression because the outside of your home in the front is the first thing potential buyers see when they pull up for a viewing. So put extra effort into eradicating signs of your pets in the front yard.

Relocate Temporarily

This may sound extreme as a step toward selling your house with pets, but it may also be necessary. At the least, it is something to consider. Just keep in mind that a growing number of people are allergic to pets, especially cats and dogs. If they know you have pets in or near the house, they likely won’t even bother to look at it – and you’ve lost a possible sale before it even got off the ground.

So relocating temporarily, while distasteful and inconvenient, can be a profitable choice. Relocating will allow you to completely remove all pet odors. It will also eliminate any chance of buyers having an allergic reaction while touring your home. In addition, buyers who are pet owners themselves will be better able to envision their beloved pets living in your house when it becomes their home.

Living with pets can make selling your house a little more difficult, but far from impossible. You just need to take the steps we’ve mentioned here for selling your house with pets in Athens. If, however, yours is an extremely difficult case, you likely want to talk to your agent to find out what to do.

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Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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