This is why your pet shouldn’t be home during showings.
Pro Tip – If you can’t be home to take your dog or cat out while buyers are coming to view your property, do us all a favour and put your little friend in a doggie daycare. Or find a friend to look after your furry beast while you’re not there.
Was on a property tour with my clients this morning and the Agent representing the first house we visited had given us a heads up that there would be a friendly dog in the enclosed back porch (wasn’t insulated and it was freaking cold btw) and we were to ensure she didn’t get into the house. At first I was excited to met the friendly canine. It’s no secret that I love dogs! Well guess what…the little savage got into the house and rather than show my clients the home I had to run around and try to contain the savage beast. It then proceeded to take a huge dump on the carpet and added a little pee to make sure the poop really got in there good.
Being the nice guy that I am I picked up the firm log and tossed it. Since I don’t typically carry around poop bags I used the listing agents freshly printed feature sheet as a pooper scooper.
“Sorry dear Seller, but your cute little pup left a fresh turd in your basement too, thought I’d leave that one there to teach you a valuable lesson. Oh, and by the way dear Seller, my clients didn’t even bother to look at the whole house. You lose.”
We are there to help sell your house, not be a temporary pet sitter. The 15 mins we spent picking up dog shit and chasing the little bugger around could have been spent finding a solution to your particular design choices but my clients decided it wasn’t worth spending any more time there as we had 3 other properties to view, so we left.
When you decide to sell your house, make sure you find a solution for your pet while you’re not home. Spring Realty employee #4 and official mascot, Cody the Closer usually hangs out at Bark Place Hotel & Spaw and when you list your home with me, I’ll pay for two weeks of 9-7pm doggie day care..problem solved.