Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent: A Litter Box For Sellers Who are Selling a Home Where Cats Live

A Litter Box For Sellers Who are Selling a Home Where Cats Live

I read a post the other day by an agent on Active Rain who said her sellers kept their cat's litterbox in the master bedroom closet, and while that may work on some level for people, I can't imagine it myself.

Other people stick a litterbox in the bathroom and don't seem to mind litter granules stuck between their wet toes after a shower. I suppose there are some pet owners who also like to poop with their cats and call the critters into the bathroom when the urge hits, but a line needs to be drawn when your home goes on the market. At that point, positioning an odor-free litterbox in the right place can be the difference between selling that home or watching a buyer run out your front door with a napkin over her nose.

Read more in my personal blog today about Here is an Odor Free Litterbox Cats Actually Use.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Elizabeth~ I read the same post. I would never but my litter box in the master bedroom closet. Yucko! I have had it in bathrooms (when I was living in an apartment) and then in the laundry room when I had a house. There really is no "good" place for the darn thing!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 5 years ago

That's an interesting system.  Might be worth taking out one of our army of litter boxes and replacing it with a Breeze.  Changing things up with the toilet sytem of indoor cats can be a dangerous game.  Keep us posted.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 5 years ago

Hi Donna: I had a clients who cut a hole into the side of a bathroom cabinet and the wall to the garage. On the other side, they put a built a huge wooden box with a door into the garage and a hole into the cabinet, and inside the box was a cat litter box. THAT is a good place for a litter box.

Hi Chris Ann: My other two boxes came today, so I now have an army of 6 cat boxes in the sunroom. The test will be how long I can go without cleaning their original boxes and who will cave in first. Me or the cats?

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 5 years ago

Remember the one home I have had on the market for almost two years?  Anyway it seems like wet dog when you walk into the home.  Glad when it expires.  I'll be gone

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 5 years ago

Pooping with their cats.  Sounds like a mystery novel Elizabeth

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 5 years ago

My fur buddies used a litterbox for their first few weeks with me.  I wanted to make certain they knew where home was before they were introduced to the great outdoors.  I had a pet door installed, and then put cat litter in one of the distant corners of my backyard.  Right away they got the message, and I was able to totally do away with the litter box.  After several days I shoveled away the litter out in the yard, and all has been well since.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi James: Houses damaged by pet odor can take a long time to sell and get stinkier as the process continues. Hopefully you didn't have to go back.

Hi Conrad: While I do not poop with my cats, I can understand why some people might.

Hi Myrl: Some people get lucky who let their cats roam outside but I won't take the chance and feel a direct responsibility to increase their chances of survival by keeping them indoors where they are safe. Besides, now that the Breeze system offers odor free cat boxes, there is no reason to make cats poop outdoors.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 5 years ago

With your style and writing....you actually make caring for your kitty and  litter a fun experience.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 5 years ago

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