Temporary Pet Relocation when selling a house
It is easier to show-and-sell your clients home (and keep it clean), if their pets are not present when buyers arrive. By placing their dog or cat at our facility, it will give you the chance to eliminate all of the signs of having a pet in the house (which can significantly reduce a home’s value) and avoid the pet causing further issues. While most of us happen to be pet lovers there are many home buyers who are not. In fact, some folks consider it a huge turn-off when looking at potential homes they may want to own.
Ideally you as the real estate agent are the one showing the home, preferably while the home owners are away. Having a pet in the house or yard can create complications for you while trying to show the house, and puts the pet at risk of accidentally getting out during the process. There are also liability issues to deal with as well. While your clients dog or cat may be ultra-friendly, it is certainly possible they can have a bad day just like you and I.
When your clients leave their pet home during showings they are asking for trouble especially if a buyer brings a young child and they are curious. The last thing you want is Fido taking a chunk out of a buyer’s child’s arm. Remember we live in a lawsuit happy society! It is a big risk when pets are allowed to roam freely during showings.
While your clients pet may not be accustomed to this and they love treating their animals like one of the family sometimes this is what is necessary when they are making selling their home a priority.
By offering your clients our five star services you have eliminated the risk and the stress on you and their pets while going through a very crucial and emotional time in your client’s life.
Temporary Pet Relocation when buying a house
Don’t just make your client happy—consider their animal companions too. After all, nearly 95% of pet-owning home buyers say their pet’s needs play a role in selecting a home. In fact, 68% of pet owners say they would pass on the perfect home if it didn’t meet what their pet’s needs, according to a new survey based on more than 2,000 consumer responses released by realtor.com®. Consumers between the ages of 35 and 54 were the most likely to pass on an otherwise perfect home for the sake of their pet.
The National Association of REALTORS® also released a pet survey in May of 2020 that showed the crucial role pets play in guiding real estate decisions. Forty-three percent of consumers in the NAR survey said they would be willing to move in order to better accommodate their pet.
“The results of this survey reinforce that our pets are our family and an important part of what makes a house a home,” says Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer at realtor.com®
Your clients will appreciate knowing their pets are in a safe and loving environment while they are moving into their new home. Most homes need to be dog/cat proofed by replacing fences or gates or even placing a doggy door before bringing the dog/cat home, by recommending us to your clients you have eliminated the risk and the stress of not knowing what to do with their pets all together.
Why provide your clients with this benefit?
- Exclusive discounts for your company on dog/cat day care, boarding, and grooming
- Options for local pick-up and drop-off service for your clients
- Custom plans and contracts for your agents
- Increases overall client well-being knowing their pet is just blocks away
- Helps clients manage a work-life balance
- Decreases pet’s destructive behavior when left alone at home