How to Sell a Home With a Pool

Buying a home with a pool could be the perfect idea, right at the beginning of summer. Here's how sellers can capitalize on that idea.

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How to Sell a Home With a Pool

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 10:03am.

4 Tips for Selling a Home With a Swimming PoolAlthough a pool can be a wonderful amenity for a current homeowner, the presence of a pool could be a potential liability for some home buyers. However, homeowners that are selling their homes with pools can make the sale go much smoother and help the buyer understand that a pool is an asset, not a liability.

Arrange For A Pool Inspection

Though some home improvements do not significantly increase a homes value, a swimming pool in great condition could increase the resale value of the home. The trick is that sellers have to know how the pool is working. Before they list the home, sellers ought to schedule an inspection with a pool professional, to identify any possible problems. This will allow them the time they need to make any repairs that could deter buyers from making an offer.

Document Pool Maintenance

Like any other major system of the home, buyers want to know that the current owner has taken good care of the swimming pool. Putting all this information together for buyers to browse simplifies the process and establishes confidence. Sellers should provide evidence of regular maintenance, as well as the details on any repairs or recent renovations.

Ensure Pool Safety

Buyers usually expect a pool to be safe. This is not just for buyers with young children, but also for people who worry that the neighbor kids might sneak in for a swim. In some areas, homeowners cannot sell a home with a pool that is not surrounded on all sides with fencing. Adding a fence, or making necessary updates to an existing fence, could be all that is needed to put buyers at ease.

Stage for Success

Even home buyers who are dying a have a pool understand that the equipment represents a fair investment of time and money. This means that the pool has to appear absolutely wonderful and enticing. Experts recommend staging the pool and surrounding areas to look their best. Homeowners should repair chips and cracks in the finish.

They may want to clean and possibly repaint the deck, so it looks inviting for parties and evening relaxation. Outdoor furniture and new landscaping complete the theme. That way, buyers who are not exceptionally keen on the idea might change their minds when they see it.

Buying a home with a pool is a bit complicated, but sellers can make it easier. Home sellers, along with assistance from their Goodlettsville real estate agents, can turn a potential buyer from a someone who may not buy a home with a pool to someone that always must have a home with a pool.

 

Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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