Cats, dogs and other furry friends are members of our families. But when it comes to selling your home, many potential homebuyers don’t want to meet these family members – and they certainly don’t want to smell them as they walk through the front door. If you’re in the process of getting your home ready to put on the market, you have a lot of work ahead of you. One of your primary goals is going to be to ensure that your house doesn’t smell like your pets. Fortunately, you can be proactive about this and lower your risk of turning off potential home buyers.
Pet owners spend an average of $1,165 in their first year of pet ownership and a whopping $700 annually thereafter, according to the ASPCA. Between kitty litter, toys, food, health care, vaccinations, office visits and spays, owning a pet is expensive. But with these five tips, you can lessen that bill and get back to enjoying your precious pooch.