Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hot Tubs - should they stay or should they go?

Should hot tubs stay or go with your property??

OK, maybe I should be embarrased, but this is me in a Hot Tub and I love it! This entire podcast was taped from the hot tub! :) Click on the picture to see the video.

I tell my clients, that if you have a hot tub and you are selling your house you should not leave it with the property...take it with you. There are several reasons why you should take it with you when you sell your home. One reason is: hey, you enjoyed it while you were living in your old home, you'll enjoy it in your new home! If you don't have a place for it in your new home, then look at it this way: you'll get more for it by selling it in the paper or to a friend than you would if you included it in the sale of your home. Secondly, if the buyers of your new home really want the hot tub, then they will write it up in the contract and request that it stays with the home. You can either sell it with your home, or sell it outside of the contract, afterall it is considered personal property not real property. However, keep in mind that most buyers will look at the hot tub and think that it will be more of a maintenance hassle than an exceptional quality of the home that they are thinking of purchasing. Although a lot of people love the idea of a hot tub, it is a lot of work and most buyers realize that and just don't want to mess with it.

Of course, this is just my opinion on whether or not to leave the hot tub in the home you are selling. What do you think? If you were buying a home, would you rather buy it with the hot tub or without? Leave your comments and we'll discuss this.

Until next time...

1 comment:

water logged said...

Hey, Paul....looking good!!! Did your fingers get wrinkled? Just an you always wear your watch in the hot tub? Hope it is a water proof, make that hot tub proof watch....just giving you some grief...would it just be easier to leave the hot tub? Who wants to find a box big enough to pack it in when you move? And talk about a back breaker trying to carry it and what about the problem of taking the door off the hingles just to get it out...another selling point for the hot tub to stay is...consider this...a giant lobster cooker...this goes right along with you might be a redneck...if.

Paul, keep up the good work...over and out. Water Logged and proud of it