The suggestion from professionals would be a resounding ‘no’ to the dog staying home.
We Buy Houses | Charleston AFB SC: Your appointment for a potential buyer is coming up in a couple of hours. You think this family sounds really interested in your house. It’s actually their second trip to look. The first time the man came alone, but this time he’s bringing along his wife and 2 children so they can get a feel for the place.
The dog, your best buddy since college, is home today. Last time you showed the house you dropped him off at a friend’s house so there wouldn’t be any trouble. Is it alright to have him home today, especially since children are coming over? He loves kids and would like nothing more than to have some playmates in the yard for awhile. Although you might feel comfortable with this buyer since you had good rapport last time he came to see the house, your dog was not home at that time. You did well with the showing and you think the sale will take place soon if the rest of the family likes the house.
“With the possibility of a slight chance that the buyers have a dog phobia of some sort and are possibly cat lovers instead, you might not want to take the chance of having a dog in the home when you are showing it.”
The dog was not there when you impressed the buyer. Consider that when you decide. The suggestion from professionals would be a resounding ‘no’ to the dog staying home this time. If the children are allergic to dogs, you could kiss the sale goodbye. If the parents are even the slightest bit overprotective and the cute doggie knocks one of them over in his exuberant joy, you may have blown the sale. If the dog does his business right before they get there and someone steps in it, you can imagine what the results might be.
Though it seems people are not that shallow and are more resilient, are you willing to take the chance on loosing the sale so you can show off your best four legged friend? Why not give your friend a call again and see if you can drop him off for a little while. You’ll both be much happier when you get the house sold and can take that job in the next county with the bigger back yard at your new house. With the possibility of a slight chance that the buyers have a dog phobia of some sort and are possibly cat lovers instead, you might not want to take the chance. You worked so hard to get the house sold, there’s no point in sabotaging your efforts now.
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