Boomer chillin' in the house on the living room floor.
I'm continually amazed at the power of the internet and technology. I am not savvy with either one, but can tackle my blog and email fairly easy.
When most people are considering moving to a new town, they usually begin researching the community via the local newspaper. They scour the real estate ads, check out the job opportunities, and possibly the school system or retail opportunities.
I'm not sure what this family was looking up, but they found me via my blog. Kat, from TN, is looking to purchase a home in Spencer for her family that includes 2 well-behaved dogs. Some amenities they are wanting are a ranch style home with a private backyard surrounded by trees for privacy. They would prefer to stay in town, away from crop chemicals, and would like a 3+ bedroom with an out building. Both work from home so a quiet neighborhood would be ideal.
If they are not able to find this home by June, they would like to rent on a monthly basis. Unfortunately, finding rental property that accepts pets can be a bit tricky.
I will be the first to admit that pets are hard on your home and yard, but then again so are kids, and those that don't take pride in a home. So when I see an ad that doesn't allow pets, I often wonder, do they allow kids? Would they want someone to rent from them that does not take pride in a home, but hey, they don't have pets so they must not have the ability to wreck a house?
It all goes back to finding out about people before labeling them and tossing them into a forbidden renter group. Talk to their previous landlord, ask to visit them in their current home, or get photographs.
Most people with pets are willing to go the extra mile in order to keep their pets with them. They will pay a pet deposit, they will agree to have carpets cleaned, inspections done, and have any repairs done if necessary.
Don't assume all animals are destructive, most are better behaved than children. Get to know your potential renter before declining their application because they have pets.
If you, or someone you know, has a home for sale or rent that is willing consider this family, give me a shout via this blog.