Step One: Finding an Agent
When you are looking for an Real Estate Professional, there are a variety of places to begin. In December 2006, there were more than two million real Estate Agents in the United States. With around 75% of the population using the Internet to begin the Real Estate Search, you start with your preferred search engine, and based on the results of your search, you must navigate through the maze of thousands or hundreds of Real Estate Websites. The majority of websites start with the same look and soon you’re annoyed or even angry. How do you cut through the clutter to find the right agent for you and can meet the specific Pet Friendly needs?
Knowing the specifics of the Pet Friendly Real Estate Agent is a crucial, yet often a challenge to accomplish. It all boils down to the ability of an agent to differentiate their own mark in the highly competitive Real Estate market and to be the authority in their field of expertise. There are a few “Pet Friendly” Agents in the current market who are marketing their services in the most efficient method. It’s even more difficult to locate an Pet Friendly Agent who specializes in your city or town.
If pets are a major aspect when making Real Estate choices, you must locate a resource that is solely dedicated to Pets as well as Pet Friendly Real Estate. here is a good example of a Pet Friendly Real Estate Website – dedicated to Pet Friendly Real Estate and Pet Friendly Real Estate Agents. You can connect with others Pet Friendly Agents in your town, across town, and even around the Country and also find out information on additional Pet Resources such as relocating with your pet , or uploading your pet’s picture.
Step Two: Selling a Pet Friendly Property
If you are preparing the Pet Friendly property for sale there is a huge job ahead of you. It is crucial to make any home for sale as appealing as you can however, the process of selling a Pet Friendly property can have some additional challenges. Pet hair tends to discover the most tangled spaces and crevices of the house and, if the property has distinct smell of pets, prospective buyers might not want to buy the property. Your pet friendly agent may suggest a few easy everyday cleaning chores that could enhance the value of your home.
Cleaning and vacuuming your carpets, and perhaps your furniture regularly can remove pet hair and dust and is an easy and easy way to keep your home tidy. To cut down on the amount of hair that needs to be cleaned, ensure that you brush your pet on a regular basis and ensure that your pet’s coat is healthy.
o Make sure you are on “Doggy Duty,” that is, keeping your yard tidy throughout the day! For potential buyers, an unclean yard can be equated with a dirty house.
• Keeping the litter boxes tidy and well-covered. The smell of cat urine is distinctive and unpleasant smell that is difficult to get rid of. Make sure to keep your litter box in a well-ventilated space, and clean the litter box frequently, and think about the possibility of a litter box that reduces odor.
Plan for open houses or scheduled shows of your house. Certain people are scared of animals, or are even allergic. It is recommended to keep the pet from your house at the time of a show or an open home. If this isn’t possible or is stressful for your pet, think about placing the pet inside a cage or asking a friend or family member to watch your pet.
De-clutter your home which includes pet-related toys pet bed and crates, as well as photographs of your pet. Be aware that even if you are Pet Friendly and a potential buyer might not be.
Step Three: Buying a Pet Friendly Property
It is possible for your Pet Friendly Agent to be the Pet Friendly Real Estate expert. This means they are knowledgeable about every aspect of a property including the yard that is fenced to local pet parks and Vet clinics. In the end, you’re not only looking for a house that is suitable for you , but also for all your family members – pets as well. The Pet Friendly agent will begin by asking you a few relevant questions: Are you an animal owner, cat owner, or horse owner? Here are some examples of other subjects you can anticipate that the Pet Friendly Agent will discuss with you:
Pet Restrictions. There are a lot of pets in condos, or restricted neighborhoods that are deeded. It is essential that you as well as the Pet Friendly Agent know ahead of time what the restrictions are, if they exist. These could include pet count allowed, the size of pets and breed restrictions (even in the case of mixed breeds!) or the parking restrictions on horse trailers.
of Veterinary Clinics and specialties and emergency hospitals. If you are in need of emergency, it is crucial to be near an 24 hour Emergency Hospital. There is a growing Pet portraits number of emergency Hospitals are also doubling in the capacity of Specialty Hospitals. Thanks to the advances in Veterinary Medicine, you can offer the best treatment for your pet when you require specialized or emergency treatment. The accessibility of a hospital in your area could mean the difference between life and the end of your animal.
or pet Amenities. Everyday conveniences like horse or walking trails, doggy pick-up points, stables, grooming facilities and board-rooms, and exercise areas that are fenced are excellent instances of how to make a normal property Pet Friendly property.
o Evacuation. If the property you’re considering purchasing is located in an evacuation zone, do you have a plan for evacuation for your pet? Evacuation requires a lot of preparation, particularly in the case of horses. Additionally, there’s typically no warning of a looming catastrophe. It is essential to put a well-constructed evacuation plan to protect your animals.
Step Four: Moving Day
You’ve found the perfect agent, purchased or sold the Pet Friendly Property, and now is the time to pack and move. If you’re moving across town, across the country or to another country, you’ve got a huge task to complete. It is essential to prepare for an efficient move, while keeping your pet’s safety in your mind:
o Identification. The first rule to follow when moving your pet is to properly identify your pet using an identification tag and a sturdy collar. Be sure that the tag of your pet contains your location of destination as well as a phone number as well as a mobile number so that you are easily contacted. The address you used to live at or the phone number is useless in the event that you’ve already relocated.
• Food, Medications, and Veterinary Records. Keep a copy of your pet’s vaccinations in a safe place and not tucked away inside the truck. If travel is stress-inducing for you pet, talk to your vet about methods that can ease the stress of traveling. Based on the destination you are traveling to your pet might require additional vaccinations, medication and health certificates. Make sure you have at least a week’s worth of food and medications in the event of an emergencies.
O Crates and Containment Systems. There are a variety of travel crates available on the market. Many are compact and lightweight to be used for travel. Be sure that your pet is comfortable with the crate that you will use for transport by slowly introducing him to the crate prior to your travels. Make sure that the crate is strong enough to withstand stress or they could create an escape.
If you are traveling by car, it is recommended to take your pet in a crate If your dog is a fan of car travel it is possible to introduce him to the use of a harness for restraining. To ensure your safety and theirs, it is always best to carry cats in a well-ventilated pet carrier. Do not keep your pet in the bed of an open truck or in the storage space of a van that is moving. Any time of the year an animal left unattended in a vehicle that is parked could be injured, hurt or even taken. Make a plan ahead by looking for hotels that allow pets for overnight accommodation while you move. Also, keep plenty of litter as well as plastic bags available to be ready for Doggy Duty.
Keep your pet safe. Pets are often afraid on moving day. Make sure your pet is in a secure, tranquil area, like the bathroom during moving day by putting a PETS INSIDE sign at the entrance to keep it out of the reach of family and professional moving companies.
or Air Travel. If you are traveling via air make sure you check with the airline regarding the pet’s requirements or restrictions to ensure that you’ve prepared your pet to be secure and secure throughout the journey. Take your time to make the necessary arrangements, including speaking with your veterinarian and your U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Prepare your new home. Be aware that your pet may become scared and confused by the unfamiliar environments. To decrease the chances of them fleeing due to fearor excitement for exploring the new area, make all the usual and essential items your pet needs from the beginning, including food, water, medication and bedding, a litter box and food bowls.
Molly Pavolino and The Pet Realty Network Team are more than twenty years’ Real Estate experience in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe, the United Kingdom and Europe and experience in the Pet business. They can provide a unique perspective on pets, Real Estate, and everything else in between.