Can I sell a house with cats? This is a very common question among pet lovers. But while cats and other pets can have a good effect on your emotional health, it can make selling your property in Sioux Falls a challenge. Once you decide to put your home on the market, you have to do some serious cleaning and repair before you can come with a good price for your home.
Remember that your goal is to make potential buyers picture themselves living in your home. This means having a space that is free of all your personal things and clutter – this includes your cat and all the things they bring. This might seem like a difficult task, but it should not be so hard if you know what to do. So how do I sell my house with a cat?
Transfer the litter box
A litter box is a must for cat owners, but you would not want your buyers to see or smell it. Downplay its existence by relocating it in a place where they will not see it like in the garage, basement or mud room. Also make sure that your house is free from your cat’s buried treasures so search your house the night before the house tour.
🐈Get rid of cat hair
Of course, you would not want your potential buyers to leave an open house in Sioux Falls covered in cat hair. This can be very bad if your buyer has cat allergies. Most importantly, you would not want to make your home look dirty with an extra layer of carpeting. Before showing, take the time to sweep and wipe your house clean.
🐈Keep all cat toys
Your pet’s favorite scratched-up toys will make your property look cluttered and unappealing. Carefully stow away all cat toys so they are cannot be seen by potential buyers, all the while making them easily accessible for your furry friend.
🐱Clean the cat dishes
Although food and water is essential for your pet, they are not exactly good pieces of home décor and can easily turn off a buyer. Once your property is already on the market, periodically clean your cat’s food and water dishes so they do not distract your buyers from looking into the good elements of your house.
🐱Take your cat with you
Any pet owner knows that cats (or any pet for that matter) can be unpredictable, especially around strangers. Sure, they might easily warm up to new people, but you can never really be very lenient. Therefore, it is best to put your cat in the crate or just take them with you when you leave your home for showing.
When selling your home, keep in mind that you only have one change to make a good impression on potential buyers, so you need to make the best of it. To get more advice on how to handle cats in a home sale, contact RL Real Estate Group at 605-212-8431 or at firstname.lastname@example.org now. Regan Laughlin and her team would be glad to assist you.