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A common question we get is “Does a pool really add value to a home?” Now there are many different articles and opinions out there on this question, so we’re just going to share what we’ve learned from several years of experience in the real estate industry. 


Based on what we’ve seen over the years, we believe that having a pool really does add value to a home. If you were to have two of the exact same homes on the market, and the only difference was one had a pool and the other didn’t, the one with the pool would sell for more. Especially considering the market we’re in (Arizona), it’s a huge asset. With the hot summers, people are looking for homes with pools. When demand goes up, so does the price. 

You’ll not only be able to list your house for more, but your home is likely to sell more quickly. From what we’ve experienced, pools are a definite selling point for homes. 


Check out these Gilbert homes for sale with pools!

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Forewarning: Although a pool is usually a great options, keep the following in mind. If you’re thinking of adding a pool just so you can get more money when you sell your home, realize that the return is not very high. You’ll only get back a portion of the price you actually spent on the pool. While your home will sell for more with a pool than without, it’s not something you want to invest in just to make more money on the home sale.  In essence making money on the home sale shouldn’t be your main reason for adding a pool. 


Looking to sell your home? Want to know how to give your home that extra touch so it’s ready to show? Give us a call! We’d love to help you prepare to sell your home! 480-415-5233


Check out some of our other blogs on home makeovers and preparing to sell.

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If you want to learn about some financing options, or if you’re looking to get pre-qualified, contact Parker Turk at Sun American Mortgage Company: 602-616-3774.



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