Thursday, May 25, 2006
Pools, good thing or not?
This video podcast, in my opinion, wasn't filmed very well. (No offense to my video producer!). It was filmed at a pool that was not full yet and it really needed to be cleaned up. But it got my point across about pools. I'm curious to know what you think, did you watch the video?
The biggest piece of advice I can give about pools to anyone who is considering selling your home is this: Don't put in a pool just to get your home sold faster. Yes, 'tis the season for pools and everyone loves the idea of a pool, but no buyers wants to pay you the same amount of money that you put into installing the pool. Now, if you're going to stay in the home for awhile and you want a pool, then great! Put in the pool and invite me over for a summer time pool party! :) If you and your family will enjoy the pool, then put one in. I don't want to discourage you from having a pool, I only want you to be prepared for the fact that you probably won't get out of it what you put into it. Therefore, it is not a smart idea for you to put the money into a pool if you plan on turning around and selling your house because most buyers won't pay you that much more for your house.
Tell me what you think...Imagine that there are 2 identical houses for sale next door to each other...one has a pool and one doesn't have a pool. The one house that has a pool is priced $20,000 more than the one that doesn't have the pool. The only difference in these two houses for sale is a pool. Keep in mind, you're living in Springfield, Missouri so you can only use the pool for approximately 4-5 months out of the year. Now which house would you buy, the one with the sparkling pool or the one that has no pool and is $20,000 cheaper? Now I wanna know your opinion...comment on this post.
Until next time...
P.S. Yeah Doc, that's your pool in the picture!