A Real Deal Saver: Invisible Fences

As a realtor, you are more than familiar with clients’ lists of must-haves. The potential deal-breakers or “I can’t live without” aspects of prospective properties. In this case, we are talking fences. Whether it is for privacy or for pets, fences are a prominent “must-have” for a number of clients. That being said, fences can quickly become a deal-killer. While invisible fences may not provide privacy, they do provide a simpler and cost-effective alternative to clients with pet concerns. This makes them an ideal solution for you, the realtor, to recommend to both buyers and sellers facing this situation. Read on to find out more about how invisible fences can assist you in saving your real estate sales from this potential deal-killer.

If you are not familiar with invisible fences or how they work, here is a quick rundown of the basics along with some product examples. There are two different types of invisible fences to look at Wireless and In-ground. The main difference between the two is simple, one involves the use of wires and one does not.  In both cases, the pet wears a compatible collar that receives a signal from the transmitter when the pet has reached the boundaries of the yard. The signal then triggers the collar to alert the pet in the form of sound, vibration, or static. Through this process, the pet learns the acceptable boundaries of the yard without the use of any physical barriers (i.e. fences).

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In Ground System

The in-ground invisible fencing system can easily cater to yards of various shapes and sizes. A boundary wire is buried along the perimeter of the area and connects to a transmitter that controls the signal. How close the pet can get to the fence line can be also be adjusted through the transmitter. One of these systems can be found here.

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Wire System

This invisible fence option creates a circular boundary stemming from a portable base unit. The set up is simple and all that is required is an outlet for the system to plug into. The range of coverage is also adjustable so the invisible fence can easily be tailored to fit a property. Here you can find one of these wireless systems.

Both buyers and sellers can benefit from the recommendation of these fence alternatives. From the seller’s perspective, they may be finding that while interest is being shown in their property, lack of fencing is becoming an obstacle in the selling process. On the other hand, potential buyers may love a property but “must-have” a fence and don’t want to go through the trouble of building one. In both scenarios, a realtor faces the possibility of losing a sale due to the time, money and effort building a physical fence can require. A seller can install an invisible fence to add appeal to their property or a buyer could install one to ensure a property meets their requirements. Overall, as a realtor, the suggestion of invisible fencing presents a solution that is essentially less invasive, expensive, and time-consuming, holding the potential to save your sale from a fence deal-breaker.  

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