Reselling Your Suffolk County Long Island Home With A Pool
A few years ago, you decided to take the plunge and have an in-ground pool installed in your Suffolk County Long Island backyard. You thought you would enjoy being out in the sun during the warm summer months splishing and splashing in your new pool. You thought about the idea of entertaining with backyard BBQ's and pool parties. But what you didn't think about was the short swimming season we have here on Long Island, or the traffic of family, friends and neighbors who appeared.
Now the pool is in your yard. The pool that you thought you would love, but hardly used and you are ready to sell your home and relocate to a new town. You were thinking of resale value when you invested all the money when you had your pool built, even though it was suggested that if you planned on moving in a few years, that you probably shouldn't have made the investment. You also are now thinking how can you get back all that it cost you to install this private shangri-la.
Reselling Your Suffolk County Long Island Home With A Pool and you're now discovering that the pool that you thought any potential buyer would love to have, is not the case. Buyers have been telling their agents that they don't want the extra cost of maintaining a pool. The weekly clean-ups, the cost of chemicals, unforeseen repairs and the safety issues have been mentioned. You are learning from your Realtor that by having a pool on The North Shore of Long Island is not always a plus.
- You were told: You limit the buying power by having a pool.
- There are buyers that must have a home with a pool.
- There are buyers that won't buy a home with a pool.
- There are buyers who are undecided.
In some tropical climates, pools add value to a property.
Here on Long Island with the short summer pool season, a pool may or may not add value to a home.
So, how can you make an in-ground pool more appealing in your Suffolk County Long Island Home? For those who never even thought of owning a home with a pool, you want to market it so that it is more enticing. You have to make sure that everything is in working order. If the walkway stone seems worn, get it fixed. If the water isn't sparkling, get it maintained. If any fence is broken, get it repaired. Just like Staging the inside of your home, an outdoor pool area needs the same attention to detail in order to captivate the right audience. Make it inviting and appealing to the buyers who are undecided.
When shown at its best advantage, your private oasis hangout in Suffolk County Long Island can become a great reason for a buyer to choose your home with a pool!
Larry and Sheila are Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty and can help you choose a home on Long Island with or without a pool. Larry And Sheila can be reached at 631-805-4400.
If your home or condo is listed with another broker, this is not a solicitation of the property.