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Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

In an ideal world, the home owner is able to remove the pets prior to showings. In a realistic world, the home owner must be home with the pets for showing, take them for a walk during showings, or leave the pets in the property for showings.  As Realtors, we must be responsible for the property and its inhabitants!

Feb 27, 2015 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
630,251
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Pets should be away - the best way.

Feb 21, 2018 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
969,548
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

 Jill I like your spoke-person. "Otis my Man!"

Cindy yes we are responsible and I take that to heart when it come to pets. 

Feb 27, 2015 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
400,356
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Make arrangements with the seller with regard to pets.  If needed, the listing agent should be present at showings to manage pets.  

I feel very uncomfortable hoping that showing agents and their prospective buyers will be as careful with pets as they need to be.  They're distracted because they're deciding whether or not the house is the one they want to buy.

Feb 27, 2015 12:09 AM
Rainer
279,878
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

The pets should be off the property when the home is shown.

Jul 07, 2018 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Frank Rubi - no pets while showing the property or at the open house! Period.

Feb 25, 2018 07:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Cindy nailed this one!

Jun 30, 2017 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Chief Cook always advises that pets of the dog, cat, rabbit or larger critter variety either be removed from the property during showings and opens or crated and/or contained.  Iguanas, lizards and birds, etc. should be similarly contained. 

Mar 01, 2015 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hopefully the owner can either walk their pets or cage them for showings.  Otherwise I will caution the agents to make sure they keep the door closed.

Feb 27, 2015 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
400,356
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thanks Frank Rubi, MBA!

Feb 27, 2015 02:58 AM
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I always encourage Sellers to remove their pets.  It is very stressful to pets to have someone in their home and removing them removes a great deal of liability on the Seller's part.  I do not schedule showings if the pet is in the home.  Keeps everyone safe. 

Feb 27, 2015 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
969,548
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

When this situation presents with the owner is not available to remove the pet, I will came myself available to assist. 

Feb 27, 2015 12:13 AM