In Florida, where the sun shines consistently, water NEVER freezes, RH of 85% is not uncommon and Temps stay at 86...pools are of value ONLY to those who want pools.
If you want the best price for your home in Florida, match your home to the right buyer.
If a buyer does not drive, has sun allergies, lives in fear of tropical critters, wishes not to look upon expanses of manicured lawn, resists the 5 minutes of maintenance a pool requires, has no carbon footprint awareness, does that mean garages, lanias, conservation frontage homes, green lawns, pools or thermal windows add no value? OF COURSE THEY DO! They add value to a willing buyer. A person buying a house they don't want is not a willing buyer, therefore will not value those assets of the home.
If I sell my home with a well maintained pool, enclosed, with an expansive lania, I WILL get more money than a home lacking these attributes. I will wait for the buyer whose lifestyle values the attributes of my home.
Remember, value is that which a willing and able buyer and willing seller agree upon. The common misconception that an appraisal is the establishment of value. An appraisal ordered by the bank has an entirely different (internal) purpose. Home sellers need to be very aware of this reality.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Reamx Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL