We’re no lifeguard, but we will save the day with some wise advice.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to evaluating how much monetary value a swimming pool will add to your home. In some markets a pool may almost be an expectation, while in others it may be seen as less desirable and can even make your home harder to sell.
If you are looking to install a pool with a view to add value to your home, it is important to do your homework first. Here are the top five things to consider before you ‘take the plunge’:
1. Lifestyle benefits
With any home improvement or renovation, it is important to do your research before you commit. As yourself: do most houses in the area have pools? If not, why is that? Your local real estate agent can be a great resource here. They can keep you up to date with what other comparable properties are offering and can assist you in determining the market benefit of installing a pool in your area.
Outdoor living has become increasingly important to homeowners and as such you really need to ensure that a new pool won’t completely dominate the outdoor space. Presentation and maintenance of your pool will be paramount if you are ever looking to list so don’t forget the landscaping costs!Speak to your local Reliance Agent today for further information on outdoor living in your market.