Real Estate for Dog Owners: The Buyer and Seller Perspective

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When it comes to real estate, there is a certain etiquette that both the buyer and seller typically follow. For example, during a showing, the seller is not present in the home while the buyer takes a tour with their realtor. However, what happens when your four-legged companion is in the mix? This guide will walk you through dog etiquette from both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective.

 

Seller Considerations

As the seller, it is your job to make sure your home makes a good first impression on potential buyers. Unfortunately, as crazy as this might sound, everyone isn’t as dog-friendly as you are. For this reason, there are a few steps you need to take to not only keep the buyers happy, but your pooch too. First things first, you need to make sure you clean up after your pet, including putting away food and water bowls, toys, carriers, supplies, and any photos of your lovable canine. By removing signs of your pet, you avoid potentially turning a buyer off from the start. Simply putting away the supplies won’t be enough though. Vacuum the hair out of every crack and crevice, and remove odors (even the ones you have grown accustomed to).

Once the traces of your dog are gone, you’ve got to take care of the real thing. It will be best to temporarily rehome your dog during showings whether you take him with you to work, ask for help from a friend or family member, or board him at the kennel. Perhaps you could schedule the showings in the afternoon so that the two of you can get away to the dog park (Nate’s Point and Fiesta Island are both great options.) Once the house sells and the movers arrive, it might be a good idea to plan another doggy day so Fido is occupied. If you must leave him at home, crate your dog in a designated room with a sign alerting movers that a dog is on the other side of the door.

Buyer Considerations

As the buyer you have found yourself attending open house after open house in the hopes of finding your next home. Your new home will belong to Fido too, but it’s best to leave him home while you view houses. It is possible that there may already be a pet in the home, or the current owner could have allergies. If it is absolutely necessary that you bring along your pooch, check with the realtor and owner ahead of time. Your dog is part of your family, so let your realtor know that you are looking for homes that are dog-friendly and include perks such as a fenced-in yard, low traffic, sidewalks, and highly recommended veterinarians nearby.

Besides, once you find the perfect home, you and your pooch can enjoy the dog-friendly fun that Sun Diego has to offer, and there is certainly plenty of it. Start with some off-leash fun at what locals call the Original Dog Beach where your dog is certain to find a playmate and you just might meet a friend or two as well. If you’d prefer something a little more adventurous, head over to Aqua Adventures where you and your dog can team up for a kayak or paddleboard adventure. Afterwards, reward your pup with a fresh-baked dog treat from Paw Pleasers (they even bake dog-friendly birthday cakes.)

Whether you are the buyer or the seller, there is certain etiquette that you and your pooch must follow. With the tips above, you can ensure that the tails never stop wagging and the move goes off without so much as a bark.

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3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house In Clairemont, San Diego for sale

Today I took a couple to see a wonderful 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house that is up for sale in Clairemont, San Diego.  This fully remodeled home is quite spacious at 1296 square feet. The seller has this nice home listed on the market in the $430,000-$455,000 range. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

Clairemont home for saleThis home in Clairemont, with its roomy layout, is move in ready for any would be buyer. This lovely home has new carpeting, attractive stone tile, and wood laminate flooring. Another great feature of this house is the gorgeous open kitchen. This kitchen comes complete with new stainless steel appliances, amazing looking granite counters, and a skylight that really brightens up the area. If that isn’t enough, this incredible remodeled home also has a large backyard. With the current interest rates, any potential buyer will be looking at a monthly payment of $2307. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this 3 bedroom fixer upper in Clairemont, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

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3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home located on a quiet street in Clairemont, San Diego for sale

I took a buyer to see a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home that is located on a nice, quiet street in Clairemont, San Diego. This house has ample room at 1755 square feet. Just a quick note to myself – if I don’t see any positive comments regarding a house up for sale, then it’s very likely that the home needs work. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

Clairemont home for saleThe seller has put this home on the market for a price in the range of $489,900 – $519,900.  With today’s interest rates, the buyer would be looking at monthly payment around $2658. As it appears to be a great home from the outside, there is a bit of cosmetic work that is required to update it. One of the finer points of this home is the huge private backyard with plenty of room for a pool should the buyer decide to add one in. The master bedroom is quite spacious with an extra room that is right off it that can be used for a home office. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this renovated 3 bedroom home in University City, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

 

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Move In Ready 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for sale in Clairemont, San Diego

There is a nice little quaint 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for sale in Clairemont, San Diego that I took a couple to see. The house measures in at good sized 1196 square feet. Two good selling points for this property are that is located on a quiet street and is move in ready for any would be buyer. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

This home has a lot to offer to any potential buyer. It has a nice front yard with plenty of space and a backyard. The open plan kitchen was recently updated and looks fantastic. The living room has wonderful vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. The seller of this home is asking for a price in the $449,000 to $469,000 range. Monthly payments based on today’s interest rates will be around $2320. That is an incredible value for a terrific move in ready home located on a quiet street in Clairemont. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this remodeled 4 bedroom home in Clairemont, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo for sale in the La Jolla village area

I took a buyer to view a large 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo located in the beautiful La Jolla village area. The 2 bedrooms in this condo are beautiful master suites that are sure to impress any potential buyer. This condo has many great features such as a large open floor plan and a fireplace. It’s a nice sized condo as it measures 1505 square feet. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 619-994-6812 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

This amazing condo features lovely ocean views right from the comfort of the living room. In addition, there are 2 terrific balconies! The seller of this condo has put it on the market for $649,900. A $5000 credit is being offered to the buyer for brand new carpeting. With the current interest rates, the buyer is looking at a monthly payment of about $3523 for this condo. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this 2 bedroom ocean view home in La Jolla, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 619-994-6812. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

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Move in ready 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in North West Clairemont for sale

Just got finishing seeing a beautiful move in ready 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located in North West Clairemont, San Diego. I really liked this house for my clients. The home was quite spacious at 1140 square feet. This property has nice sized rooms, open plan living room, and a wonderful backyard. All of this would definitely impress any potential buyer. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 619-994-6812 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

There is one aspect of the home I want to point out. The 2nd bathroom is located off the kitchen which, in my opinion, is the not the best place for a bathroom. I am not certain why it was put there. I could imagine how awkward it would be to walk through the living room then kitchen to take a shower. If you don’t mind about the 2nd bathroom, this nice renovated move in ready home located in a great neighborhood is listed at $599,999. Based on today’s interest rates, the buyer would be looking at a monthly payment of $3029. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this 3 bedroom home in Bay Ho, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 8619-994-6812. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

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4 Bedroom and 3 bathroom home for sale in Bay Ho, San Diego

There is a very nice, large home for sale in Bay Ho, San Diego that I took a couple to see today. This delightful house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which is sure to please any buyer. 3 of the bedrooms are located upstairs as are the 2 bathrooms. It’s the 4th bedroom that really stands out. Located on the lower floor, it can be made into a master suite with the addition of a door enabling it to open onto the patio. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 619-994-6812 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

The seller of this house has put it on the market in the price range of $659,900 to $669,900.  Any potential buyer would anticipate a monthly payment of about $3340. That figure is based on the current interest rates. This large spacious house in Bay Ho measures in at 1771 square feet. While this home is basically move in ready, there is a little work that needs to be completed. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this 3 bedroom fully renovated home in San Diego, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

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4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home in University City, San Diego for sale

Today I took a few clients to see a home in University City, San Diego. This nice house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is in a great neighborhood. Any potential buyer should be aware that there are quite a bit of renovations that are required for this property. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

The seller has placed this property on the market for $619,000. At that price and with current interest rates any buyer is looking at a monthly payment of around $3152. This could be a tough sell for my buyers as the home is in need of updating yet it’s priced at current market value. I am thinking that this University City house would be a great investment property as it’s in a very nice neighborhood with an excellent school district. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this 3 bedroom home in Clairemont, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

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3 bedroom and 3 ½ bathroom 3 level condo located in Bay Park for sale

There is a large 3 level condo located in Bay Park for sale that I took a client to see today. This condo has 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms which are sure to impress any potential buyer. The condo is big and roomy at 1422 square feet. Personally I really like this complex as anything you need is close by and all the units are huge in size.  Any buyer interested in a green home will be excited about the solar panels used for power. This condo also has dual pane windows and a tankless water heater. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

Bay Park condo for saleThe seller has this condo listed for $475,000 with the HOA’s listed at $250 per month. With current interest rates the potential buyer would be looking at a monthly payment of about $2443. This condo would make a perfect investment property. All 3 bedrooms have their own bathroom which would make it ideal for the buyer to rent this condo out to 3 people. Another bonus is the 2 car garage attached to it with plenty of street parking in the area. Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this 3 bedroom home in La Jolla, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

 

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Move In Ready 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house in Bay Ho, San Diego

There is an amazing 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house in Bay Ho, San Diego that I took a newlywed couple to see today. It’s a beautiful, large home that measures 1926 square feet. Any buyer would be impressed as its fully upgraded and move in ready. Another aspect that would excite any buyer is the great view of Mission Bay. The second level is perfect for the fireworks display. There is also a large outdoor patio with a cozy hot tub and plenty of room for a pool in the backyard. Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one in the San Diego area? Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145 or email me by clicking on this link and I will be more than happy to assist you.

The seller has placed this move in house on the market in the $725,000-$775,000 range. The buyer would be looking at monthly payments of about $3283 a month based on today’s interest rates. Any potential buyer should keep in mind just how awesome this property is. It even has a wet bar on the patio which is perfect for entertaining guests! Want to see my view as a San Diego Realtor walking through the house for sale? Watch the youtube video showcasing this home by clicking on the link. I am always available if you have any questions about this property or about buying or selling a home in the San Diego area. There are many other beautiful homes like this 3 bedroom home in San Diego, click the link for more details. Please call me, Gavin Linde at 858-314-8145. Or get in touch with me by clicking this link and filling out my contact form. It would be my pleasure to assist you in buying or selling a home in lovely San Diego. Don’t forget to check out and like my facebook page!!

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