When you work a 9 to 5 job, one of your priorities when buying a house may include avoiding a long commute. But, this situation becomes much different when you run your own business. Providing dog sitting services means that you will be using clients' homes as well as your own.
If you are interested in buying a condo, it is important to take time with your purchase to make sure it does not interfere with running your business. You may even want to look for condo communities that make it easier or more profitable to provide dog sitting services.
Ample Guest Parking
An important part of dog sitting is making sure that each client feels comfortable with you watching their dogs. This means you will want to meet them in person to become acquainted. If a client intends on having their dogs stay at your condo, they may want to see your place.
It is ideal when you can buy a condo in a community with lots of guest parking. This will prevent you from having a situation in which a person cannot park nearby for their initial visit. If the client wants to pick up their dogs, having ample guest parking will make it easier for them to do.
Bottom Unit Yard
Many condos will not have an outdoor space and only some will have a patio. But, you should be able to find units that offer private or shared yards when located on the first floor. It is worth prioritizing these condos because you can give the dogs quick and easy access to a bathroom.
One of the most important details that you must find out when analyzing condos is the pet policy. Even if you do not own any dogs, you need a condo complex that allows dogs. You may be able to find a community with a dog park and dog waste stations around the walking paths.
Also, you will need to find out how many dogs are allowed. If the limit is two, you should have no problem watching two dogs at your house and then taking care of others at your clients' homes.
Learning about what you need in a condo as a dog sitter will help you narrow down your options. In time, you will be able to find a condo that works for your own needs as well as your business. Contact a real estate agent for more information.