Pets Play A Role When Buyers Look For Homes

If you’ve ever had a pet, you know that they quickly become a member of the family. And, for most pet owners, keeping them healthy, happy, and comfortable is important. That much isn’t a surprise. What may be, though, is just how much pet owners make them a priority.

The Importance of Pets to Pet Owners

According to a recent survey, 95 percent of prospective homebuyers who owned a pet said their furry friends would be at least somewhat important when choosing a home to buy. The vast majority ranked their pets’ needs as “extremely” or “very important,” with 84 percent saying so. That’s nearly unanimous. But, if you’re thinking they’d change their minds if they found an otherwise perfect home that wasn’t a fit for their animal companions, you’d be wrong. In fact, 68 percent of participants said they’d pass on a perfect house if it didn’t meet the needs of their pet.

Not Just Cats and Dogs

The survey, which had over 2,000 respondents, made it clear that it wasn’t just dog and cat owners who were so devoted to their pets. Among bird owners, 89 percent said their needs were extremely or very important. The same numbers are reflected in fish, reptile, rodent, and horse owners (source). Clearly, it is important to across board to have houses that are not just accommodating to humans.

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