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Pet Smells and Stains Cost You Money When Selling Your NW DC Home

Pet owners love their pets; home buyers, not so much. In fact, Realtors report that pet smells and stains can reduce the amount your NW DC home sells for, or even cause a sale to fall through. Here are some tips to remove the evidence of pets in your NW DC home.

  • Remove pets from the home when you’re showing it. If the pet can’t be removed, then find an out of the way place for them to be (and let your Realtor know where they’ll be).
  • Get rid of the pet hair. Vacuum and clean carpets and upholstery, and vacuum and dry clean drapes.
  • Clean your hardwood floors, which absorb urine and stain. If the odor or stain won’t come out, you may have to refinish your floors.
  • Cleaners that contain a bacteria/enzyme digester or bubbling oxygen cleaners are best. Test a small hidden area, before you clean a bigger area. You may have to treat areas more than once.
  • Prevent new pet stains and odors, by applying products that will encourage pets to stay away. Clean up any pet messes immediately, before they can stain again.

For more information on selling your NW DC home, please contact Michelle Buckman. Michelle Buckman is the experienced DC Realtor you need when selling your Washington DC home. Specializing in real estate in the NW DC, Capitol Hill, Cleveland Park, and Chevy Chase areas, DC Realtor Michelle Buckman will help you with buying or selling your NW DC home, for the best price possible.

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