Consider your pet a member of your family? You’re not alone: According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, 68% of U.S. households own a pet. But if you’re selling your home, your favorite part of coming home could be preventing you from getting it off the market as quickly as possible. Though it might seem silly, just seeing your friendly Fido in the listing might be a huge-turn off for some buyers. “As you prep your home to sell, your mission is to attract the widest pool of qualified buyers,” says realtor Dana Bull. “While some of your prospects may be pet people, I can guarantee that a good number of them are not.” And while you might be aghast that someone might not love your dog as much as you do, here’s what some potential buyers might actually be thinking when they see Fido in your listing photos.
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