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De-Pet Your Home Before You Sell

by Desi Sowers

Selling your home is a real art form these days. The marketing! The staging! Yet there's one thing that you, Joe or Sally Homeowner, often forget:

Would-be buyers don't care how much you love your pets. And they're not interested in seeing — or smelling — evidence of Fido or Fifi.‚Äč

"People are really, really sensitive about pets," says Don Aslett, owner of a cleaning businesses and author of "Pet Clean-up Made Easy."  "One of the biggest reasons people will or won't buy a house is odor, believe it or not," says Aslett, who also operates the Museum of Clean in Pocatello, Idaho.

So how do you scrub all evidence of your pets from your home before you sell it, especially if you've lived there with them for a decade or more?

Step away from that can of Lysol!  Here are some expert tips that really work.  

 

 

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale

577 Ingles Street Radford, VA 24141

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Oozing with character this super nice Cape Cod with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms features hardwood floors throughout, large rooms, big window views, recessed lighting and fantastic outdoor living. A huge heated garage plus a large workshop with electricity offers the ideal man space. A lovely formal dining room plus a sociable living room with a warm gas fireplace is ideal for entertaining. Family and friends can perch at the breakfast bar while enjoying bay window views or watching you create delicious treats in the designer kitchen. The dreamy main level master suite with a private bathroom is sure to please. Three spacious bedrooms upstairs with double closets share a hall bathroom. The spacious 4th bedroom is great flex space for an additional family room or office. Nestled in a relaxed atmosphere among pleasant surroundings and quality landscaping the wrap around covered porch, deck and screened porch are perfect for topping of your day. Make your appointment today to see this home sweet home.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale

3146 Hillman Lane Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Neat brick ranch in Blacksburg VA offers plenty of room for playing, relaxing and gardening. Gorgeous landscaping plus a paver driveway and patio sets the scene for home sweet home. Hardwood, tile and carpet flooring, crown molding plus sunny rooms invites you to move right in.  A bright kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space, a cook-top, wall oven, Stainless Steel refrigerator plus a sunny dining area is sure to please.  A warm living room with picture window views plus a family room with a woodstove flanked in stone offers fantastic entertaining space. Soothing main level bedrooms and two tiled bathrooms are perfect for a good night’s rest.  Nice laundry area with utility sink makes this chore a snap. The paver patio overlooking an awesome large flat yard with mature trees, landscaping and storage shed is the perfect place for grilling and chilling.  Seize the opportunity to live in this fabulous Blacksburg VA location within close proximity to shopping, recreational activities and schools including the new state of the art Blacksburg High School.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.


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New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale

4264 Pleasure View Drive Hiwassee, VA 24347

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INCREDEIBLE Mountain, Big Reed Island Creek and New River views can be yours in this Craftsman style home on 2.46 acres. The rocking chair front porch welcomes your guests and the rear decks offer the perfect place to entertain them. Vast window views,  gleaming hardwood floors, decorative columns, crown moldings, stone accents, granite, tile and soaring ceilings are just a few of the attributes of this fine home.  A light and bright open floor plan allows family and friends to gather comfortably while toasting their toes by the massive stone fireplace or enjoying a formal dinner. The delicious kitchen is sure to whet your appetite with stainless appliances, gas cook-top, granite counters, custom cabinets plus a serving bar.  The beautiful breakfast area allows you to start your day in the sheer delight of panoramic mountain views. Spoil yourself in the main level master suite with bay window views, his and hers closets, a jetted tub plus a grotto shower with decorative tile and dual shower heads. Pamper your guest in the upper level suite. The additional soothing bedrooms share a tiled bathroom. Just a few final touches and the incredible walk-out basement with a stone fireplace and covered deck access is ready for additional living. AHH and there is a home office! The gorgeous scenery and the playfulness of the water are just waiting for your enjoyment. See Feature Sheet for more details.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.


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