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Sacramento Pet Friendly Homes Are In Demand
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand
One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your โfureverโ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it โpet-friendlyโ in your listing, youโll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet!
If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream home?
Whether a dog person, a cat person, or someone who prefers the company of another pet species, 99% of pet owners say that they consider their animal to be family. When finding a home, 95% of animal owners believe it is important that a housing community allows animals.
A study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are many aspects of the home buying, selling and owning experience that have been greatly impacted by our love for our pets.
This should come as no surprise, as $72 billion was spent on pets in the U.S in 2018. NARโs President William E. Brown shed some light on the impact of pet owners and their home search.
โIt is important to understand the unique needs and wants of animal owners when it comes to homeownership. REALTORSยฎ understand that when someone buys a home, they are buying it with the needs of their whole family in mind; ask pet owners, and they will enthusiastically agree that their animals are part of their family.โ
The Power of Pets When Choosing the Right Home
89% of pet owners say they would not give up their pet due to a housing restriction
81% of Americans say their pets play a role in their housing situation
31% of animal owners have refused to put in an offer on a home because it wasnโt a good fit for their animals
19% of Americans say they would consider moving for their pet
12% percent have moved for their pet
New home builders have actually begun installing retractable pet gates that tuck away neatly inside door jams as a highly requested feature in new homes to attract pet-parents.
So, if you are a homeowner looking to sell in todayโs pet-friendly environment, point out the features of your home that will attract pet owners:
Fully fenced in backyard โ (91% of pet owners ranked this as the most important feature of a home to accommodate their pet)
Locations of dog parks/walking paths/pet-friendly beaches in the area (71% ranked this as the top feature of any neighborhood they would consider)
Proximity to veterinarians/groomers/pet supply stores (31%)
Americans love their pets and will look for pet-friendly features in the home they wish to buy, so take advantage of this knowledge by pointing out your homeโs ability to meet their needs.
And now, meet my 2 cats, Zoey and Grayson:
Ready to buy a home perfect for you and your fur-ever friend? Call Cathy Davis at 916-525-5888 today to get started!
Cathy is a staunch advocate for her real estate clients, always focusing on a win-win scenario during negotiations. She began her real estate career in 2013 after working for over 20 years as a nurse ....