The Dog Days of August 2017

August 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sellers continue to showcase their dogs in their real estate photos.

Medina James at has suggestions for dealing with pets when selling your house.

Medina has also provided some useful links regarding pets when selling:
1. Visit to find a place to board your dog
2. Visit for expectations on scheduling showings
3. Visit for other tips on decluttering
4. Visit for tips on eliminating pet odors
5. Visit to find more things you should be talking to your realtor about

I showed a home this past weekend where the owner was smoking inside the house (full ashtray on the coffee table too). We waited while he put his three big dogs outside. Swirls of dog hair rolled along the floor inside. Outside, the dogs barked and stood up against a flimsy wire fence. We were all nervous. also has information about dog friendly coffee shops, dog friendly hotels, dog friendly beaches, and dog friendly breweries.

Dogs, while cute, do not belong in real estate marketing photos. also has information about dog training and dog etiquette at coffee shops.

Here is advice for dog etiquette when buying a home.

Some more helpful links related to pets:
1. Visit to find a drop-in pet sitter in your area
2. Visit for help with preparing your dog to socialize
3. Visit to learn more about escrow
4. Visit for more information on open house etiquette
5. Visit for more service-animal-related guidelines

Tags: Clutter · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jayne // Aug 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    In the first photo hardly noticeable among all the clutter. The dolls are creepy. My daughter was given one and was afraid. Save pet pics for social media.

  • 2 felixthecat // Aug 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I took my pug and went off into the woods for an hour. We had a pretty good time.

  • 3 Susan // Aug 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Dolls are creepy. Smoking inside and lots of pet hair while seeing a home is unacceptable.

  • 4 pj // Aug 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    People bring their dogs to an open house??? WHY?

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