Do Atlanta Homes With Pools Attract More Buyers?

Selling Atlanta homes involves a number of different factors. For instance, what do you do when you want to sell a home with a pool.  How do you price a home with a pool? Some buyers steer clear of purchasing a house with a pool because of the added cost of maintenance, while others seek out properties with pools. Recent statistics actually show that homes with installed pools are attracting more buyers.

Over the past few years, the way pools are built/installed have been upgraded, and consequently, they are far easier to maintain. Now, more homebuyers are in the market for Atlanta homes with pools. According to statistics from the National Association of Realtors, pools can actually increase the market value of a home. You may be able to attract more potential buyers to your property if you have a backyard with a pool. Although you probably should not install a pool for the sole purpose of trying to increase your home's value. If you do own a pool already, working with an Atlanta real estate agent to leverage your pool during an open house can work to increase your selling price.

One of the best times of year to sell Atlanta homes with pools is in the summer. When it is hot outside, people in the market for a new house are more likely to appreciate a place to cool off and relax. When they go to an open house with a pool, they tend to have a favorable impression of owning a home with a pool.

With this in mind, here are a few ways you, with the help of your Atlanta real estate agent, can put your pool to good use.

  • Stage your pool when showing potential buyers – Summer is a season filled with backyard barbeques and fun for the entire family. Stage the area around your pool with patio furniture and a grill. This sends a signal to your prospective buyer of the type of fun they can have in the backyard of their new home. For families that love to entertain, this will be a welcome addition.
  • Make sure the pool is clean and crystal clear when people come to view your home – No one wants to jump in a dirty pool. Before you invite potential buyers to your house, clean (or hire someone to clean) your pool so that it looks inviting. When a potential homebuyer sees a crisp, clean pool to cool off in, they are more likely to be interested in your home.
  • Add landscaping around your pool to enhance its appeal – The area around your pool can be just as important as the pool itself. Adding basic landscaping around your pool, such as rocks or shrubs can finish the look of the backyard. With some additional landscaping, you provide a more serene image of what it is like to go for a swim at your house.

Together with your Atlanta real estate agent, make your home more inviting by using your pool to your advantage. By selling your home in the hot months of the year, and making your pool look inviting, homebuyers will have a positive impression of your backyard. Instead of worrying about the cost or burden of pool maintenance, they will long to have a pool like yours for their own. With this positive impression, you can increase the value of your home, and sell it quickly.

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