Pools Make Dallas Home Listings Shine

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Access Dallas Realty 0577613

At last! To the joy of every child (and most adults) you know, your DFW home has aswimming pool! Whether you just bought the property or have recently installed a pool yourself, this is a feature that’s not only a pleasure to look at, but also a true centerpiece -- a magnet for socializing and relaxing throughout the hot summer months.

 Pro 1: Boost Your Property's Value

In today's super-competitive housing market, it’s good to stand out from the crowd. Whether you add your property to the local Dallas home listings next week or plan to do so in the future, a pool will boost its overall value. My summer buyers’ ears always perk up when I mention the next home listing we will visit has a pool.

 Pro 2You (and Future Buyers) Will Enjoy Your Pool

We’ve all had the blissful summer afternoon experience – floating around, colorful beverage of choice in hand. The truth is, you will enjoy your pool: friends will come over, you’ll host great BBQs, you’ll look forward to unwinding after difficult workdays. It’s hard to put a price on any of that. Buyers influenced by the summer heat will have the same vision of entertaining and relaxing with friends and family. And the extra attention drawn by Dallas home listings that mention a pool is unquestionable.

 Con: Not all buyers want a pool. While some may avoid them because of small children, dogs, and generalized safety concerns, others may shy away from extra maintenance issues, both real and imagined. Monthly pool service, higher water bills, higher electricity and gas bills, potential for repair of pool mechanical equipment, pool re-surfacing (which can hit the $10k neighborhood!), pool leaks, replacing diving boards, pool covers…if they have had a pool before, or are merely responding to second-hand tales, the unknowns can seem daunting. The brave do-it-yourselfers who choose to monitor a pool on their own will be taking on the task of checking chlorine levels, watching algae, measuring chemicals and above all elsekeeping that pool blue!

Nevertheless, the truth is that pros and cons accompany all Dallas home listings. Every household is unique --the balance between challenges and rewards is what makes it so. If you’re having that “colorful-beverage-in-hand” vision and relish the idea of making it a reality, I’m always happy to show you the home listings that best fit your specifications. You can even ask me what to do if the water turns green!

 

Access Dallas Realty 
Alex Bortniker Broker/Owner
www.dallashomeandcondo.com
214-641-1183

We specialize in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Carrollton, Mckinney, Allen, Lewisville, Little Elm, Richardson, Addison, Garland, Flower Mound, Irving, Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Uptown, Downtown, Lakewood, Oaklawn and surrounding areas.   

Comments (2)

Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

POOLS! One of my fav features!

Sep 19, 2014 01:38 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

I read once that only 14% of owners in a townhome complex with a pool will use same...I'm in that 14%.  

Sep 19, 2014 01:51 AM