Thinking of selling your house, but you’re unsure of what buyers will think of your swimming pool? Maybe they think it’s too much of a hassle? Here are a few tips on how get home buyers to fall in love with having a swimming pool.
Maintenance is Key
Cleaning your swimming pool is one of the most important things to do when not only using it, but when you’re selling it. Buyers want to see a clean and well maintained pool. Make sure that debris from your backyard is out of the pool. Your swimming pool may also have algae on the bottom and/or sides; a good tool to use is a nylon brush on the pool vacuum to scrape it off. If you have concrete pool, apply a stainless steel pole to the vacuum.
Have Nice Landscaping
Many buyers worry that with a swimming pool the backyard will look overcrowded or there won’t be enough privacy. When planning out the landscaping of your backyard take into consideration when swimming, many people like the comfort of privacy. So maybe put in a fence or aline bushes to cover the pool. Also be aware that putting plants next to the pool can allow debris to get in the water and cause more maintenance.
Check for Laws and Regulations
In different areas, the state or county may have rules for swimming pools. For example in Montgomery County, residents must have a fence that encloses the pool if it is over 18 inches deep. Be sure to check all laws about private swimming pools. Some laws may not seem like a big deal, but if the buyer is questioning your house due to the pool, you will have covered all regulations. A swimming pool is also a very big responsibility, so buyers want to know that all of the precautions are taken.
If you are apprehensive about selling your house due to your swimming pool, take these tips into account. Make sure that your swimming pool is well maintained, the landscaping works with the pool, and also make yourself aware of the laws in your area about private swimming pools. If you have any questions contact us.