Would having a 6-8 person jacuzzi that looks great but needs work to get running have a negative effect on selling a home?

Asked by Ug's, 80220 Fri Aug 8, 2014

two story, two bed, two bath, zero lot line, large patio between garage and house

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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Yes...put it on craigslist and see if someone will come take it away.
Or get it fixed.
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Scott Johnson, Agent, Richardson, TX
Tue Aug 19, 2014
If it really looks great and the water looks good it won't have a negative effect while they are looking at the property... I don't know many buyers that will try to run the jacuzzi during a showing. They will discover the problems when they look at the sellers disclosure and during the inspection. (although not everyone inspects the pool and the jacuzzi... I know it sounds crazy but it happens)

Once deficiencies are found, buyers tend to horribilize a house and will want a larger price reduction than it will typically cost to repair the problem.

If it looks good, it may not hurt your showings but it may cost you more money than it's worth during the repairs negotiation.

I would be happy to do a FREE market analysis for you to let you know what it should bring in todays market. If you choose to have us list it for you... we will also provide a FREE staging consultation by a professional home stager. She will come to your home and give you several pages of ideas that will make your home show it's best features and appeal to the largest number of buyers.

Our goal is to help you get the most money possible for your property when you are ready to sell.

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Kevin Richey, Agent, St George, UT
Tue Aug 19, 2014
I agree that it is better to fix or remove the Jacuzzi. Most buyers will want a price reduction to fix it. Usually the price reduction is much greater than the actual cost.
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Smith & Moon…, Agent, Osterville, MA
Tue Aug 19, 2014
I would encourage you to either fix or remove the jacuzzi. When selling your home, it is very important to reduce the number of possible objections to potential buyers. once negotiations begin it is likely they will request you have the jacuzzi repaired, or use it as a tactic to reduce the purchase price. Good luck!
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Amy Arey, Agent, Allen, TX
Tue Aug 19, 2014
It's always best to have everything that is on / in the property in working condition before listing the property. However, it may or may not be a deal breaker to any particular buyer. (I just had this exact scenario. This was not a deal-breaker to my buyers but at the same time, the seller stated it would not be fixed. Contractually, we asked the seller to fix it, even though the listing stipulated otherwise. In order to not lose a contract over a $550.00 repair, the seller had it fixed). My suggestion is to get a bid on the cost of repair and determine if it's worth it to you. If not, have the jacuzzi moved so that it does not create an impression of a "lack of upkeep" or "preventative maintenance" on the home as a whole.

Good luck on a quick sale for top dollar! :)

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sat Aug 9, 2014
Absolutely! Not everyone is attracted to a water feature such as a jacuzzi. Taking this further, even fewer people would be attracted to one that is not operational, accepting an expense that is a huge question.

In my opinion, if any seller is looking to promote a feature such as this to prospective buyers, it should be in working condition or removed.....

Good luck,

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jean pasvar, Agent, Dallas, TX
Fri Aug 8, 2014
You need to fix the Jacuzzi and have it running during showings. Or get rid of it completely and make sure you don't leave a big ugly square or circle area that looks like it may have had a Jacuzzi at some time or another. Nothing is worse than going through a home and seeing such a large feature broken.

Every Buyer is going want what they see!

Jean Pasvar
William Davis Realty
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Ruth and Per…, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Fri Aug 8, 2014
Hi Ug's

Not at all.....just sold a home with one

...you will be just fine.

What is your Agent saying ?

Best regards
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Joseph Gobert, Agent, Pomona, CA
Fri Aug 8, 2014
I think it depends on the buyer. This could effect the desirability of the home and have a slight negative effect on the price. I've had buyers that wanted to keep a non-functional jacuzzi and don't mind putting in a little work to make in functional again. Just be sure to disclosure, that you will be selling home without fixing the jacuzzi.
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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Fri Aug 8, 2014
Either fix it or remove it. Buyers don't want to take on the problems of other people.
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Fri Aug 8, 2014
Yes! Almost every buyer who sees a non-working Jacuzzi is put off by that. If it's in great condition and inviting (clean and running) perhaps staged with drinks or lights, that would be a different story. Without exception all the buyers I have worked with really disliked a neglected Jacuzzi in the yard. It's better to remove it completely, or get it going so it's an asset to the home.
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Nesha Jackson, Agent, Katy, TX
Fri Aug 8, 2014
It could. Most buyer's do not want to be faced with making repairs after a purchase.
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