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Check out my new Pam Peterson Realtor dog logo! I have literally and figuratively gone to the dogs. Thank you, Kay Wolfersperger at House of Kindling, for your creative design skills. Kay took my dog logo idea and brought it to life.
Anyone who follows my social media, including my blog posts, knows I am passionate about local dog rescue efforts, responsible dog ownership, and my ongoing One Love Animal Rescue (OLAR) volunteerism. Savannah’s OLAR receives a donation every time I close a real estate transaction. This ongoing donation is one way I support local rescue efforts throughout the Savannah area.
While I still maintain my Georgia Associate Broker license with the Savannah Historic District Seabolt Real Estate office, this new logo is a light-hearted way to remind folks of my expertise in dog-friendly real estate transactions. The logo also will (hopefully) generate conversations and raise awareness about local pet rescue efforts. I am acutely aware of dog owner needs. Living with five rescue dogs of my own, I experience on a daily basis how dogs impact the interior and exterior of a home and what home features attract dog owner buyers.
Pets Are Real Estate Influencers!
Pet Ownership and the Residential Real Estate Market
According to a 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 69 million households in the US own a dog. Dog owners are a special breed (pun intended.) My dog owner clients list several must-have property amenities when searching for a new home. The top features dog owners want:
- Large fenced backyards suitable for a game of fetch
- Durable floors (either tiled or hardwood)
- Easy access to parks for doggie socialization meet and greets
- Well-lit neighborhoods with sidewalks for those late-night strolls
Potential buyers with more expensive budgets are also looking for home dog spas. Yes, this is an amenity that has recently gained popularity with home seekers; no more sharing your tub and shower with four-legged family members. These dedicated grooming spaces are outfitted for easy dog bathing and can be as elaborate as an owner wishes. Some homeowners design a fully installed custom wash station in a dedicated grooming room. Other owners opt for a free-standing wash station tucked into existing floor space.
Pet Ownership and the Commercial Real Estate Market
Pet Care Businesses Are Booming
The Residential real estate market is not the only sector impacted by pet ownership.
According to the 2020- 2021 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 70% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 90.5 million homes. Pet owners spent a record $123.6 billion on pet services and supplies. Pet service entrepreneurs require commercial real estate spaces to establish doggie daycare centers, boarding facilities, grooming establishments, and veterinarian offices. These bricks-and-mortar start-up enterprises have specific needs and must consider these key factors when selecting a site and equipping their businesses:
- MEPs – mechanical, electric, and plumbing usage and codes
- Sound control
- Ventilation specifications
- Adequate parking
- Health codes
- Local zoning ordinances and impact fees
Potential business owners can find Information on these topics by visiting the City of Savannah website using the links I provided below.
It takes a knowledgeable Realtor to assist pet owner clients in both the Residential and Commercial real estate markets. I have the experience and energy to assist buyers in both areas. Let’s plan your next move together!
Look for my logo!
City of Savannah Building, Zoning, and Business License Departments
American Pet Products Association https://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp
One Love Animal Rescue
House of Kindling