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- Year of the House Pets
EP : 3 | Buyer, Sellers & Pets
"Don't pet the pig," this is what an agent tells me when I request an appointment to show a property. "Don't try to pet the cat she will attack," are the comments in the agent showing instructions. "Are you ok with dogs?" is a common question from property owners when their home is on the market.
I have been an agent for over 30 years and in addition to that I am crazy about almost every animal...some just scare me. In my family, we have 3 dogs and a horse, so I will say this when an owner has dogs, cats pretty much any animal it really does not phase me, BUT this is not the case with buyers.
In episode 3, "Year of the House," I will discuss some solutions to keep your pets safe, allow your home to more easily be shown to buyers and get you and your pets on to your next destination, your new home.
Need advice on other aspects of your home view previous episodes Year of the House TV
Buyers, Sellers and Pets in your Home
“The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into
our company, pets we allow into our solitude.” ― Robert Brault
A Better Plan for Pets
Dogs running to the front door and then jumping all over you is a beautiful greeting for the owner but not the best greeting to a potential buyer if you're selling your home here are a few ideas for keeping your dogs away from your potential buyers.
- Take them out for a walk.
- Have pre-scheduled days for showings so the pets cannot be on-site.
- Place a picture of the room on the door and leave your pet inside that particular room.
- Consider a pet day-care
- Care for your pet during a showing away from the buyers
Other things to take into consideration; Buyers can be afraid of animals and or allergic and the pet can be a distraction. As pet owners, there are certain pet qualities one becomes accustomed too; cat boxes, dog hair, pig...., certain smells upkeep in the backyard. Try not to cover up odors with scented candles, most of the time this adds another layer of scent. Did you know buyers have made a decision not to purchase a home because of the way home smells? A better solution, crack the windows open, turn on the fan setting if you have central air. Merely get the air moving through your home.
If you have an animal that could bite, scratch or act out toward a stranger, please do not leave this action to chance as it could harm a buyer or a child. Always discuss a solution before placing your home on the market.
In the end, we will work together to address all the needs of your pets before placing your home on the market. Planning will help keep your pets safe and get your home sold.
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- 27737 Wakefield Rd
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27737 Wakefield Rd. | Castaic | OPEN HOUSE | Sunday March 3, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths| Family Room | 1638 Sq.ft. | $559,000
Beautiful pool property with stunning retreat type backyard, perfect for all types of gatherings. If you love to grow vegetables and spend time in the garden, then the sun-filled terraced plots will keep your garden basket full.
Why does this home stand apart from the rest? All you need to do is move right in. Lovely updated kitchen opens to a family room with newly appointed stone surround fireplace, fresh paint and easy access to the rear yard. The main guest bath downstairs has been updated to match the style of the kitchen. Looking for a versatile space? Use the family room as the formal Dining or use the Dining room as an office, just an idea!
Enjoy the beauty of formal living as you enter the home with light-filled rooms perfect for those that want to have a slight separation for quiet conversation yet only a short distance to the heart of the home, the kitchen and family room.
Upstairs enjoy a large master retreat with loads of closet space and new master bath vanity. Two additional bedrooms are perfect for young kids, spare guest room or at home office. Don’t forget to ask about the hidden area in the second bedroom, extra living space awaits you. Enjoy the peaceful setting of this well maintained Hasley Canyon Park home. No HOA and No Mello Roos. Don’t miss the beautiful Park and Shopping only a few blocks away.
- Year of the House Seller Overwhelm
EP : 2 | Seller Overwhelm?
What if your house almost burned to the ground? Has there ever been a time when you had no idea where to start a project? It could have been something as mundane as cleaning out a closet. You know that feeling when you just stand in front of the fridge and stare as if that is going to make what you want to eat magically appear.
Well, sometimes these are the same feelings sellers have when they are getting ready to sell their home. How is that possible? Well just think about your garage for most it is the depository for all that is your life as you run in and out of your house. Now imagine I need to clean that out as well as 10, 15 maybe even 50 years worth of life inside your home. Where would you start? What if your house almost burned to the ground like the sellers home in this video. View other episodes Year of the House TV
Preparing Your House to Sell, How to Avoid Overwhelm
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." Alexander Grahm Bell.
Prepare & Plan
Most people like to know what is going to happen as well as when it is going to happen. To be successful at selling your home and for that matter anything the better one has prepared, the more successful they are going to be. Putting a step by step plan together is a must for every seller. I am not talking about marketing I am talking about helping sellers overcome the concerns they have just getting their home ready. Actually putting a calendar of events to help sellers get on track and stay on track with getting their house ready to sell.
For example, people that have lived in their home for years have accumulated many items and had no idea how to sort, purge and store all of their possessions. Sometimes the plan is to work room by room, other times it is merely setting up trades to help move, repair and store items throughout the house.
Every seller's circumstances are different. Every plan Robbyn prepares for sellers is explicitly designed to the sellers' situation. Lastly, no matter if you are selling now or in the future having someone by your side to help you organize and prepare is a significant first step to a comfortable and straightforward sale in the future.
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