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Real Estate Cost of Owning Pets

No matter how much we love our pets, they cost us money and real estate is no exception. Even if you have the best behaved animal, they still make an impact when it comes to selling your home. There are 2 main triggers which can reduce the value of your home.

 

Selling your home with PetsFirst is pet odors. If you have ever owned a cat, you know how often they use that kitty box. But did you know the scent from plastic kitty boxes can linger for years. Using a litter which forms clumps when moistened with urine is great for odor control. As soon as you remove the clump, the odor is usually gone. Adding a layer of odor absorbing additive, such as baking soda will also help. For all you dog lovers, remember when buyers are viewing your home, they also look outside. Clean up the doggie bombs, replace those yellow grass stains, wash all pet bedding and put away the pet toys.

Second concern is all that pet hair. Many buyers have allergies to animals and even though your home smells good, the lingering pieces of hair can cause stuffiness and not attract that "Home Sweet Home" ambiance. It’s estimated that 20% to 30% of young adults will react to an airborne allergen, such as pet dander. It is impossible to completely eliminate all evidence of pets, but by having your carpets and furniture professionally cleaned, it will make an impact. Animal allergies are a common concern, and buyers who have them can be easily turned off if a house has pets.   

Don't forget the basics. .
- Please, please remove pets during showings
- Keep your animals smelling fresh
- Remove all pet owning evidence including pet beds, pet dishes, crates, treats, leashes, etc
- Replace any torn carpets or furniture previously used as scratching posts, chewed baseboards, etc

- Air out your home an hour before showing

 

Our pets are part of our families and we love them, but when it comes to selling your Edmonton home, they will cost us both time and money. Clean, Vacuun, steam clean and vacuun again. Don't try to cover up pet smells with air fresheners or fabreeze - Buyers will notice.

 

More money saving tips on making your Edmonton Home more saleable

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Maximum the Value of your Edmonton Home.

The easiest and cheapest way to improve your home's value whether you're getting ready to sell your home or want to give your home a fresh new look for your own enjoyment. We have several inexpensive tips which will make your home more attractive. If you have major renovations, there are several places in Edmonton to purchase materials, such as Habitat for Humanity Edmonton - ReStore North, for a fraction of the price the big retailers charge.

 



Spruce up your front yard - Creating curb appeal will make your home more appealing to buyers.


Pay attention to bathrooms - Make your bathrooms as inviting as possible. If a buyer happens to use your toilet, they are looking at every detail in your powder room and are contiplating whether or not your home has made thier house buying short list.


Give your walls a fresh coat of paint - Adding a fresh coat of paint, especially on an older home can make the inside of your home feel completely different. Choose your colors carefully.


Pets are not that precious - If you own a pet, this is a must to read.


Match your appliances! PLEASE! When a buyer is looking at your kitchen and there is one mis-matched appliance, they will be thinking all of the appliances will need to be replaced, thus bringing in lower offers.

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