If you don’t already have a swimming pool you may wonder, “will a pool add to the resale value of your home?” it’s not a cut and dried answer. but the swimming pool contractors from Cesar’s Pool Service can give you some items to think about when you’re trying to decide whether you want a swimming pool.
Having a swimming pool — especially if many of the neighbors do — could definitely be a selling point. Having a swimming pool and being the only one in the neighborhood who does may not be a selling point. It is the buyer who truly tells you whether a pool is a selling point or not.
Will a pool add to the resale value of your home?
- What are the trends in the area? if pools are on trend, then yes, get one. But don’t get a pool simply because you see it as an value-add if you decide to sell your home. If you’re not in the market to sell your home any time soon, get a pool because you want one not because it may add to the resale value at some vague point in the future.
- If you know that buyers in your area are seeking houses with pools, then by all means take the plunge as it might help you sell at some point in the future. Again, don’t get a pool if you aren’t planning to enjoy it and use it because it is not an inexpensive undertaking.
- What does your pool look like? If you’ve kept up with its maintenance and it looks great, then a selling point, it might be. If it’s run down and in need of repair, a potential buyer might look at that as too big a project to take on and will walk the other way.
- If you have a pool do you still have yardspace available? If a potential buyer has children or likes to entertain out doors, and if the pool takes up the whole yard, it might not be a selling point.
- Do you have a dedicated outdoor living space poolside? Remember you will spend as much time poolside as you do in the pool so make sure you have an inviting poolside patio.
Talk with us about your swimming pool maintenance and upkeep and whether a pool might be a selling point or add to the resale value of your home.