PropertyManagementMaven: Want a Home With NO PRIOR PET in Residence? GO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION

Want a Home With NO PRIOR PET in Residence? GO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION

Life continues to be a challenge for many passive-aggressive rental prospects new to the area's rental market.

 

A rental prospect contacted me this AM with questions that were easily answered on the property listings on my web site AND wanted my assurances that there had been no CATS at the properties.

 

....like EVER? I wondered.

 

Unless she is going to find a new INVESTOR OWNED property that has never been lived in/had pets in and is willing live with the "out gassing" of the new carpet, I could never advise anyone that there had been NO CAT (NO PET) at the property I manage.

 

.....and I think this is a GREAT opportunity for her to BUY a NEW CONSTRUCTION home and be able to tell prospective purchasers when she sell that THERE HAVE BEEN NO PETS HERE!

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • July 23 2014 05:19AM

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Hello Wallace,

Yes, no pets ever - new construction is the only sure way for her to go!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

This would be particularly difficult in properties that have been around for a while, you never really know for sure Wallace.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 4 years ago

Wallace 

Great point and post. We are not historians we just help people find homes that fit their needs. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 4 years ago

Wallace, 

Yeah, that would be pretty impossible.  I do appreciate folks have pet allergies, but then they need to look for hardwoods and maybe plan on doing a HVAC system air duct cleaning.   

Hope you are doing awesome!

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 4 years ago

I told her I could not give her a guarantee and that there is no history of NO pets in properties so she needs to look elsewhere if that is a concern.....

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 4 years ago

This is good advice. The majority of homes have pets at some time.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Wallace, that is great advice and I've had several buyers with the same question, one just this week. The answer is new construction and we ratified a contract on a pretty, new home last night.

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 4 years ago

I hope you are enjoying an outstanding summer. I noticed that UVA now has a special agreement with Keswick.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

The only way to guarantee no previous pets is new construction.  Not sure what else people would expect...

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 4 years ago

Wallace people amaze me all the time....are those your kitties? they are cute, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 4 years ago

Nope....not my kitties....although I do need one for the mice at my house....HeHeHe!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 4 years ago

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