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Real estate jobs with dogs and logs

Part 2: Carving out an extreme niche

Editor's note: This is the final article in a two-part series that focuses on real estate professionals who are working in a highly specialized segment of the market. Read Part 1: "Real estate niches stretch from nudists to celebs." Humans aren't the only ones who have real estate needs, and Kathryn Higgins tries to take the bite out of home searches for pets and their owners alike. Higgins, an agent for DJK Residential in New York City, has a fondness for furry friends and she adopted a Havanese and two cats when she married. Later, when she divorced and needed to relocate, she said she realized that finding a pet-friendly home wasn't as easy as she thought it would be. Two years ago, Higgins said she decided that she would be the "Dog Whisperer" of real estate agents. She helps pet owners find co-op apartment units or condos that are pet-friendly by evaluating the pets and the buildings to see if they are a match. Higgins is one of many real estate a...

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