As equestrians, many of us also share our homes with other
furry friends. Dogs and cats live in our houses alongside us, and when it comes
time to sell your PA horse farm, you may be at a loss as to what to do about
your pets when getting your home ready for market.
Traditional home staging advice dictates that all evidence
of pets should be removed from a home before taking photos or showing. Not
everyone is an animal lover, and some people are extremely allergic to pets.
Animal odors, pet hair, or chew toys on the floor can be a real turn-off to
some buyers, so eliminating signs of dogs or cats that share your home is often
a prudent choice.
However, if you are selling a horse property, you may want
to advertise the fact that your home and property are animal-friendly. Buyers
want to be able to envision themselves and their pets living comfortably in
your home and barn.
But this doesn't mean that you can leave the litter box out
in the open and dog hair collecting in the corners! Consider these helpful tips
to showcase your pet-friendly home in a clean, attractive way:
-Be sure that any pet beds or blankets left out are clean
and compliment the décor of your home. A new, clean dog bed is a visually
pleasing way to indicate that your home is comfortable for pets as well as
-Similarly, clean, attractive water and food bowls that
coordinate with the room they are in also send a great message to potential
buyers with pets.
-Do remember to clean litter boxes and put them out of sight
for showings and photos! Even for cat lovers, the sight and smell of a stinky
litter box doesn't say "comfortable and inviting".
-If you hang collars and leashes visibly on a hook or rack,
exchange ratty old leads for new ones, presenting a look that is both stylish
-Put away pet toys in an attractive box or basket.
-Ask a friend or neighbor if your home has any lingering pet
odors. Unpleasant smells can cause buyers to have a very negative impression of
your home, and can some times cost you a sale. Have floors and furniture
professionally deep-cleaned, and replace any linens that may have a lingering
dog or cat odor.
If you are selling your Pennsylvania horse property, there
are lots of ways to showcase your home as pet-friendly while still appealing to
buyers who may not have furry family members. Just remember to keep it clean,
fresh-smelling, and visually appealing.
Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:
For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!
Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360