Scottish Property magazine

in association with

Furry Friends unwelcome at property viewings

photo Dominika Priehradnikova


Sign up to our fortnightly newsletter

Furry Friends unwelcome at property viewings - Top Tips for Selling

For most of us pets are more than just furry friends, they are like family members. No matter how much we love them (and often forget that they are not human!) it is important that the family dog is not at home when you show viewers around.

Three reasons why Rover could cost you the sale of your home:

Some people are highly allergic to animal hair
Blinded by teary and itchy eyes, your potential buyer might be more occupied by searching for allergy relief than by viewing your property.

Dogs can be scary, even the small breeds
Cynophobia, the abnormal fear of dogs, affects more people than you might think. Viewers might have had bad experiences with dogs in the past. Either way, you want your viewer to feel relaxed and to be able to imagine living in the property, not to be planning their escape route or cutting the viewing short.

Cheeky dogs can ‘steal’ your viewing
Ever walked into a house to be greeted by an overly excited dog that cannot stop barking? What if your cheeky chow starts jumping up on your viewer or even worse falls in love with their leg? We all like a little romance but it’s up to you to make sure your pooch is out the way and can’t steal the show with any awkward moments.

Sign up to Scottish Property Magazine and you’ll be the first to see our latest on-line editions, enter our competitions or be updated on any new information we put out.

We do not rent, share, or exchange our customers’ email addresses. We do use these addresses for our own electronic marketing purposes, but only with your consent. If you choose not to receive email from us please let us know, and we will happily remove your address from our email list.

Scottish Property Magazine

Fresh, tasteful, inspiring and brand new, Scottish Property Magazine offers sixty eight tantalising pages filled with beautiful photographs, inspirational ideas and in-depth articles on the following themes:

  • Lifestyle and Interiors,
  • Feature Properties,
  • Architecture and Self-build,
  • Renovations and Conversions,
  • Property News, Markets trends and Money Matters,
  • Selected properties currently on the market,
  • Holiday Homes,
  • Gardens

For the first four editions we are doing direct targeted distribution. The magazine is sent to 10,000 homeowners across the greater central belt, all of whom are either planning to sell, have just sold or have just bought a property. This strategic distribution will continue next year, however, we will also have it in the shops for sale by next summer. A smaller number also gets distributed to IFA's and brokers across the central belt.