I was showing a house today in Media, PA, Delaware County, to two different clients. One was looking at single-family homes that had 3 or 4 bedrooms. They wanted to stay close to their family and keep their children in the Rose Tree Media school district. The other buyer was an investor and landlord. We were looking at duplexes and triplexes. There were a couple of listings on the market that if you put the required 20% down payment that mortgage companies require you will purchase a cash cow. This is an investment property that has proven to make good income when fully rented out.
Anyway, in both cases when we were walking through the backyards we saw cats. I am not saying it was just the neighborhood cat or the homeowners personal cat. I mean 3 to 10 cats. The cats were just hanging out and begging for food. In both cases, it was a major turn off for both buyers. They told me that they wouldn’t really want to handle or deal with the cats living on their property.
Tips for sellers – any type of pest or animal issues need to be taken care of to help sell your home. Call the SPCA or the appropriate local authority or organization to help.
Tips for buyers
All homes have issues when you purchase it. Whether it is pest-related or animal problem. This could be an unusual problem to have, but one that needs to be taken care if you choose to buy the home. Buyers- just be careful of all issues and investigate a home thoroughly.