Sunday, January 10, 2016

Barking Dogs and Property Values

So, you've had it up to here with your neighbors' barking dogs. To the point where you're ready to sell the house and move.

Well, not so fast.

You might find that the home selling process is a lot more difficult than you think. In case you're wondering why, here's the reason:


Case in point: News coverage of a proposed dog park and the unhappy neighbors. Money quote from a real estate agent, who was included in the story:

"Those of us in the real estate business know that if you are showing a property and there is a barking dog, it is very unlikely someone will buy or rent it."

Show of hands: Who wants to move to a dog-free community?