Get to Know Fido
Ask your buyer if they have a pet. What is the pet’s name? What breed? In the case of buyer looking for a condo, it is also critical to know the number of pets, as certain home owners associations have restrictions on the number of pets per household.
Do Your Homework
Now that you know your buyer has pets, are there specific home features the buyer is looking for to accommodate them? For example, are they hoping for a fenced-in backyard? Ask this question in your first meeting with the buyer so you don’t waste time showing them properties that lack their pet-friendly amenities.
Find a Layout for Pets to Lay Out
Buyers will be impressed when you point out the features that will benefit their pet-loving ways. For example, an alcove perfect for a dog bed or a scratching post, a mud room for cleaning up or an oversized pantry that’s perfect for storing pet food.
Point Out the Benefits of Ceramic Tile over Carpeting or Hardwood
Home buyers with pets that shed may be turned off by carpet flooring and the hours of vacuuming that come with it. Scratching pets can do a number on hardwood floors. Ceramic tile offers a surface that is easy to clean and maintain and also provides a nice, cool surface for pets to relax on during hot weather.
Brush Up on Local Pet Spots
Paint the full picture for your buyers of what it would be like to live in this neighborhood by sharing with them where the closest veterinarian is, the local pet supply store and most importantly, the nearby dog park.
Follow these tips and those pet-loving home buyers will begging for your guidance. Agents – do you have any interesting, animal lover stories?