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Monica Pineda, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX

Hello agents! If you work the DFW area, more specifically when you work with buyers in the Preston Hollow market, I'd like your professional opinion

Asked by Monica Pineda, Dallas, TX Wed Jul 17, 2013

There are two separate questions. First is, in your recent experience, have you found more buyers prefer a pool, or think that it is too much upkeep/safety hazard?

Secondly, in your recent experience, how much (if anything) do you feel a pool increases the sales price of a home? Assuming it is a medium sized, well cared for or new pool, that still allows for a spacious yard?

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I found most of my clients about 50-50 on pool. Depending upon the price of the home, the area, and the condition/update of the pool it can be $8k and up. Bruce is right, on a $1m home it can easily be $50k.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
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Dallas, TX 78240
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I found most of my clients about 50-50 on pool. Depending upon the price of the home, the area, and the condition/update of the pool it can be $8k and up. Bruce is right, on a $1m home it can easily be $50k.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
GRI, CHMS, SFR
Residential/Commercial/Investment
English-Indonesian-Hokkien
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United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240
469-371-2899
susie_k@att.net
http://www.dfwdreamhomes.net

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 18, 2013
you usually get about 20% of it if your home is 500k plus.

I actually have had a lot of buyers want to have a pool due to the heat in Texas. But I wouldnt put in a pool and think the home value will increase by another 25k. Its just a very personal preference.

Dixon
Realtor
http://www.findyourtexashome.com
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Okay, in this case, we have a $400k home that doesnt have a pool, and the seller is considering adding one to raise the sales possibility. What are your thoughts?
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Pools might bring 10-20% of value relative to the expense. Dallas is a big pool place due to the heat, but not all prefer them. Building a pool should not be looked at as an investment in your home, but a personal choice for enjoyment.
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Yes to pool....

Pool price depends on what kind of pool, how old. etc. On a $1mil home $50,000-$75,000 might not be unusual for a new pool. If it is 50year old home with 50year old pool, might not add much value. Also depends on the neighborhood....if you're talking about Deloach....probably every one of the bigger homes has a pool....so not having one might mean that $50,000 question.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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I recently had an appraiser tell me that she would only add $5000 to a home's value with a pool. I know that there are buyers who absolutely have to have a pool, but others look at a pool as a big hole that you throw money into.
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