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Monday, September 10 2018

You have decided that a Sanibel Island Condo is a great option for your Island home. You ask your trusted Real Estate advisor (Me) to put together a list of properties that meet your criteria. The list is a good one and off you go to take a look. Along the way it comes up that you have a 35 pound dog who will be living in the condo as well. Stop the presses!  Many of the properties on the list are now off the list because of the condo Pet Policies. With the many different rules for condo pet ownership, call me to help you figure out what locations would suit your needs.

Sanibel real estate
Sanibel real estate

It is not unusual for there to be an outright ban on pets in condo complexes. That is actually the easy stance. Some associations require to meet the dog, and some allow you to purchase a unit in the complex with a dog but once it dies, there is a “no replacement” policy. It is also relatively common for a condo to allow owners to have pets, however tenants may not. Often those condos that allow owners to have pets also have a weight limit and/or limit the number of pets an owner may have.

If all this sounds a bit odd, put yourself in the position of being a resident in the complex. Larger dogs can be a risk if they jump up on other condo owners to "greet them." And any dog can be a challenge if they bark when the owner is away. Sometimes pets and their owners get along just fine but not so well with strangers. So, while the restrictions may seem odd, community living often requires a give and take.

Sanibel real estate
Sanibel real estate

Bottom line – if Condo living is your desire, and you have a dog, or a pet in general – do your homework! Or better yet, call me and I'll do the homework for you. I know how to keep updated on the changing rules for condo owners on Sanibel and Captiva islands.

Just give me a call, or use my online form, and I can get you a list of all properties that might fit your criteria.

This is a great time to check out Sanibel and Captiva! Not much traffic and our weather has been great! Give me a call today, or you can use my website homefinder search feature to get started on your property search. And don't forget to tell me about your pets!

Sarah Ashton Broker Associate ReMax of the Islands

Sarah Ashton, Broker Associate
ReMax of the Islands
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