One of the best parts about working in real estate is marketing and touring luxury homes, like the one you see in the video above. Having a pool is certainly a luxurious touch, but is it a good or bad thing if you’re trying to sell your home?
It really depends on the type of buyer you are dealing with. There are three types of buyers. The first buyer, type A, doesn’t even want a pool so they won’t see your home. The second type, type B, are fans of pools and will gravitate towards your home. The third type, type C, doesn’t care one way or the other, but the pool could sway them towards or away from buying your home.
For the buyers who are going to be looking at your home, type B and type C, we want to make sure the pool is crystal clear. Having a pool skimmer to collect leaves and other debris is smart, and we also need to make sure the vacuum systems and pool robots are working around the clock.
You may want to consider hiring a pool cleaning service, at least during the listing period, because the pool could make or break your sale. We want to convey to the buyer that having a pool is not a hassle. For Northern climate sellers, make sure you get your pool photographed in the summer, so buyers can see what it will look like.
If you have any questions about how to keep your home looking great while selling, we would love to help out. Give us a call or send us an email, we look forward to hearing from you!