Pets Influence Home Decisions
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments most Americans will make in their lives, so it makes sense that they want their four-legged friends to feel at home too. Some home buyer’s are bringing their pets and seeking their feedback as they tour homes for sale.
A survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® in 2020 found that 43% of households would be willing to move to better accommodate their pets.
Home buyer’s are stating that having a dedicated space for pets is a major consideration when organizing a home. Millennials most commonly said that pets influence their home decisions, not just choosing a home but making changes to a home for a pet, creating a dedicated space for the pet, or even buying a bigger bed to accommodate the pet.
Pets aren’t the only ones influencing home renovation projects. During the pandemic, more Americans staying home have become more interested in remodeling. Thirty-one percent of women and 24% of men say they spend a lot of time thinking about renovations.
The time spent at home helped reevaluate what matters most in our living spaces. This awareness helps first-time home buyers more confidently navigate today’s competitive real estate landscape to find a home that fits their lifestyle.