5 ways sellers can minimize 'pet factor'

Don't let Fido chase away sale

Psssst! It’s about your dog — he could be the reason your house isn’t getting sold.

Or maybe it’s your cat. Or Larry the iguana.

Sure, we love our pets. But sometimes that affection makes us oblivious to some of their less-endearing traits, such as the way they routinely kick cat litter onto the floor or how they gnaw on the baseboards. Then there are the odor issues. Perhaps their presence just intimidates potential homebuyers.

Seriously, folks, some people just aren’t as enamored of the little beasties as you are.