Selling a Kitchener Waterloo home with a swimming pool can be tricky and it requires a comprehensive marketing strategy. Why? Few features generate as much emotion as a swimming pool when discussing real estate needs and wants with buyers. I would estimate 9 out of 10 buyers specify no pools. Given the northern climate in Kitchener Waterloo, homeowners with pools are lucky if they can use it for 4 months of a normal year.
So what can a seller and a savvy Realtor do to increase their chances of selling a home with a pool? First, market the home in the spring. Regular readers of this real estate blog know there's an optimal time to sell every home. Nothing derails your chances of selling like having the home with a pool on the market in January or August. Second, have great photos of summer pool enjoyment available. Third, have the pool open and sparkling. Buyers want to know it works and they're not going to have to feed a money pit. Fourth, price it realistically. Remember, depending on the pool, it's possible it adds no value to the price of the home. Fifth, have utility bills available for prospective buyers. The buyers perception is that a pool sends your utility meters spinning wildly out of control.
By following these 5 tips, Kitchener Waterloo home sellers with a pool can increase their chances for a successful sale. There is still a small window available to sell your home with a pool in 2013. Feel free to contact me to discuss - call/text or email 519-505-4488 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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