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Thursday, October 21, 2010

5 Ways Sellers Can Minimize "Pet Factor"

5 Ways Sellers Can Minimize "Pet Factor"

Pets can make it difficult to sell a home, but there are several steps owners can take to minimize an animal's presence.

Boarding may not be an option, but owners should consider taking pets with them during showings, putting them in day care, or having a friend/relative/neighbor care for them.

Most importantly, sellers should ensure their dwellings are extremely clean by repairing scratched floors or chewed moldings, repainting rooms, cleaning carpets and removing other traces of their pets.

Finally, sellers should relocate feeding bowls, litter boxes and pet toys as well as ensure the yard is clear of animal waste.

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