Swimming Pools Impact Kenai Home Listings

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Swimming Pools: Cool Feature To Most

Pools Make Kenai Home Listings Shine

At last! To the joy of every
child (and most adults) you know, your Kenai home has
a swimming pool! Whether you just bought the property or have recently
installed a pool yourself, this is a feature that’s not only a pleasure to look
at, but also a true centerpiece — a magnet for socializing and relaxing
throughout the hot summer months.

Also true: that pool carries
a few drawbacks, as well. You should consider both when it comes to writing an
offer or selling a home with a pool

Pro 1:
Boost Your Property’s Value

In today’s super-competitive
housing market, it’s good to stand out from the crowd. Whether you add your
property to the Kenai home listings next week or plan to do so in the future, a
pool will boost its overall value. My summer buyers’ ears always perk up when I
mention the next home listing we will visit has a pool.

Pro 2:
You (and Future Buyers) Will Enjoy Your Pool

We’ve all had the blissful
summer afternoon experience – floating around, colorful beverage of choice in
hand.  The truth is, you will enjoy your
pool: friends will come over, you’ll host great BBQs, you’ll look forward to
unwinding after difficult workdays. It’s hard to put a price on any of
that.  Buyers influenced by the summer
heat will have the same vision of entertaining and relaxing with friends and
family. And the extra attention drawn by Kenai home
listings that mention a pool is unquestionable.

Con:
Not all buyers want a pool. While some may avoid them because of small
children, dogs, and generalized safety concerns, others may shy away from extra
maintenance issues, both real and imagined. Monthly pool service, higher water
bills, higher electricity and gas bills, potential for repair of pool
mechanical equipment, pool re-surfacing (which can hit the $10k neighborhood!),
pool leaks, replacing diving boards, pool covers…if they have had a pool
before, or are merely responding to second-hand tales, the unknowns can seem
daunting.  The brave do-it-yourselfers
who choose to monitor a pool on their own will be taking on the task of
checking chlorine levels, watching algae, measuring chemicals and above all
else
keeping that pool blue!

Nevertheless, the truth is
that pros and cons accompany all Kenai home
listings. Every household is unique –the balance between challenges and
rewards is what makes it so. If you’re having that “colorful-beverage-in-hand”
vision and relish the idea of making it a reality, I’m always happy to show you
the home listings that best fit your specifications.  You can even ask me what to do if the water
turns green!

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