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Home sellers are advised to remove pets during showings
Home sellers are advised to remove pets during showings

Most people love pets — unless the animals are somebody else's. Which is why sellers who have critters must take extra precautions. If you don't, many potential buyers could be chased away. We're not talking just about dogs, but also cats, snakes, birds and other creatures. A run-in with any one of them is a definite turnoff, as is their odor. "Pets in the house can be a total deal-breaker for some buyers," says Darla Jobkar of Northwood Realty Services in Pittsburgh. "Sellers should take every step possible to maximize the number of showings and then make buyers feel as comfortable as possible while they inspect the property," agrees Charles Sullivan of Re/Max Metropolitan Realty in...

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