No one wants to say goodbye to the family pet, but you also don’t want a potential buyer put off because they are allergic to cats or because your home reeks of ‘Pooch perfume!’. So while selling consider putting them in kennels, sending them on holidays with friends or at least restricting them to an area of the house or garden. Then clean the carpets and furniture carefully to remove any animal hair. And if someone is coming to view the house, then it’s a good time to send the dog for a walk and the cat for a play outside.
By Caterina Nolan.