As a buyer do our pets determine best area?

Dated: 09/11/2020

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National Association of Realtors did a survey to ask homeowners and Realtors to weigh in on selling and buying with our pets in mind.  

61% of the US households owned an animal or plan to get one soon. And found that homeowners spent three times as much on their animals than renters. This could be because it is sometimes hard to find a rental that will accept pets. So when they are looking for a new home, we as agents are asked to find a specific 3 B//R, etc. and also fence yard or near a dog park, pet store, or vet. And some will want particular flooring: 78 % Fenced yard 76% laminate flooring, 35% mudroom, and animal washing area. We were just recently looking for a new camper, and I was impressed by the campers that now accommodate these needs also. One had a pull-down shelf for dog bowls and water stations. Outside shower and hooks around outside for leash. All of these caught my eye, and with two dogs and fostering dogs, I, for one, look for these gadgets!

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As far as selling your home and or preparing your home for going on the market, there are many things to consider. Many times there is damage done by animals, and you need to clean to remove the animal scent and take an animal out of the home during a showing. All of these are important to understand and consider.  

For 99% of the survey participants, they felt their animal is part of the family. Out of the 4% own a companion animal and 3% own a service animal.

83% own a dog, 43% a cat, 9% bird, reptile, amphibian, arthropod, small mammal, or miniature hours. 8% a fish and 5% a farm animal. 

And 12% of consumers have moved to accommodate air animals, and 9% said they would consider moving in the future.

I was not shocked to hear that 31% of animal owners often refuse to put in an offer on a home because it is not ideal for their animal.  

And not surprised to read that Two-Thirds of REALTORS always advise sellers to replace anything that has been damaged by an animal, cleaning a home to remove the animal scent, and to take the animal out during home showing. 

Well, all this tells me what I already know! We love our pets, and they are family.

 

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