According to a survey from NAR, 99 percent of pet owners feel that their animal is part of their family. So when it comes to taking on a remodeling project, it is not surprising that 52 percent of homeowners undertake a project to benefit their animals. The most popular remodeling projects for pet owners are building a fenced yard (23 percent), adding a dog door (12 percent) and installing laminate flooring (10 percent).
For sellers considering deciding whether to complete one of these projects, REALTORS® indicated that one-third of their clients would refuse to make an offer on a home that is not ideal for their animal – so make your homes animal-friendly!
Review the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report for more information on the projects homeowners undertake for their animals. Speak with a homeowner who recently completed a renovation project to benefit a pet. Talk to a REALTOR® in your area about the impact pets have on clients’ real estate decisions.