When you find yourself looking to rent a home, you are doing more than trying to find a series of walls that will hold a roof over your head. This new house will become your home, and that means it will be the home of your whole family–including the members who can’t always speak for themselves. Cats, dogs, snakes and even fish often become parts of our family, therefore Traditions Realty would like to give you a few tips for finding pet friendly rental homes.
It is true that there are some rental properties in Jacksonville who don’t allow pets to live in their homes. There are a few reasons for this. Often, landlords see pets as walking messes. Someone with a pet is infinitely more likely to destroy a carpet, scratch up counters and cabinets and tear down blinds and curtains in the windows. To the pet owner, these are minor inconveniences to cope with in the name of having a critter to love. For the landlord who doesn’t know the animal, it is just easier to keep homes pet free.
Of course, some landlords see it the other way around. A family with a pet shows a level of responsibility that is indicative of their way of life. Caring for a non – human animal, or several, may indicate that you are also more likely to care for your home fully. What does this mean for you? When looking for a rental in Jacksonville, it is smart to know exactly what you are looking for. This means knowing who will allow pets, who won’t, and working with property management companies who will find the right home for every member of your family.
Tips for Finding Pet Friendly Rental Homes
- Work with a professional: established, full service Real Estate company who is familiar with rentals in Jacksonville as they are more likely to lead you in the right directions.
- Be honest: Always be up front about your pets, including the number, size, and breed.
- Be prepared: Be prepared to pay a pet deposit and bring pictures of your pet with you to speak with the landlord or rental property management representative.
- Find dog parks: Look for neighborhoods close to dog parks.
Let us help you find a new rental home for you and your best animal friends.
Looking for a home in Jacksonville? Traditions Realty is a full service Real Estate Agency, specializing in Sales, Tenant Placement & Property Management. Contact our Traditions Realty agents online or at (904) 683.5230 today.