Many buyers have beloved pets who are a part of the family. Those family members are a consideration when buying a home, so it’s important to remember to promote pet-friendly features when selling your home. Many of us know that a fenced yard is a big selling point for families with children, but it’s also a great selling point for families with dogs or other indoor/outdoor pets.
Local dog parks, pet doors, and other pet-friendly features of your home and neighborhood are worth mentioning to potential buyers, too!
Fido Influences Home Purchases
If your house or condo is pet-friendly, be certain to play up such features when selling your property, especially if your buyers are millennials.
According to a recent Harris Poll survey done on behalf of SunTrust Mortgage, a home’s dog-friendliness can be an asset in attracting millennial buyers.
A third of millennial Americans (aged 18 to 36) who bought a first home said the desire to have a better space or a yard for a dog influenced their decision to buy a home. And among millennials who have never purchased a home, 42 percent said that their dog or the desire to have a dog would be a key factor in their decision to buy a home in the future.
So fenced yards, nearby dog-friendly beaches and parks, and walkability are all worth promoting.
And if your condo building is among those that have made dog-friendliness a priority by adding things like on-site dog parks, doggy daycare, pet spas, and bathing stations, be sure the real estate practitioner marketing your place is aware of them.