I'm not sure about your area, but in mine a pool could either be the reason someone buys the home or the reason they pass it up. Many people don't even want to look at homes with pools due to the added risks, maintainance, cost, etc.
As far as pricing, I would first ask your realtor more about comps that sold quickly and how your home compares. Again, my market is much different as there are very few homes over $1 million, but I'd venture to say that some buyers will, for instance search homes up to $1 mil. This would leave your home off the search results even though its within 1% and most buyers would probably still consider it. On the flip side, buyers may search $1 mil to 1.25 millions dollar homes. At $999,999 your home would be left off that list. If your home is really worth about $1 million, that's exactly where I would list it. Please consider this very general information as I am not familiar with your home or local market. Follow up with your Realtor and see what he/she says.... more