PETS: They should go with you for all showings. If it isn’t possible and you are gone during the day, consider a crate, kennel or dog run while the house is on the market. Over 50% of buyers are allergic, dislike or are afraid of pets. This is the number one reason why buyers won’t buy or even enter a home.
SMOKERS: A home that has been smoked-in is the 2nd leading reason buyers don’t purchase! Unfortunately, freshly painting the entire interior and new carpeting are your best chance for top dollar. Also, do NOT smoke in the home while on the market, and remove any ashtrays or other signs of smoking.