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Buyers Want Pet-Friendly Homes

Back in 2020, we wrote about the trend in Millennials seeking homes that would accommodate their pets, dogs specifically. Fast forward a pandemic and two years later and the trends are still rising for pet owners seeking home ownership.

According to research conducted by the The New York Times, folks have continued adding pets to their family or became pet owners for the first time. These pet owners are now shopping specifically for homes that are pet-friendly which means they want plenty of space. Specifically the space they’re finding favors mid-sized cities and suburbs.

So whether your’e a homebuyer looking for a space for you and your furry friends or are a seller, hoping to attract a pet-owner, take a look at our tips that still stand strong two years later.

Make sure your real estate agent knows about any pet-friendly features in your home that you’re selling or identify pet-friendly items you want in your home.
A fenced in yard, fenced in run area & pet care station are a few examples.

Highlight (if you’re selling) or look for (if you’re buying) pet friendliness in the neighborhood description. 
If your neighborhood or development has a dog park, walking trails, trails with a pet water station, parks or other common areas where pets are welcome, doggie daycare, a vet clinic or pet supply store nearby, make sure buyers know.

Use or seek pet-friendly staging. 
Visually demonstrating your home is pet-friendly will make a lasting impression with buyers and provide some positive emotions they can associate with your home. A photo of your pet, a new pet bed, a leash hanging by the door, or a fancy water bowl can all help demonstrate a pet lives in your home.

Letting buyers know your home is pet-friendly is easier than you think and a great way to help get it sold. Contact one of our agents today to get started in the home & pet staging process or contact an agent today if you’re looking to find one of our pet-friendly listings.