Making a decision to sell your home and to move on to “greener pastures” as it were is always an exciting time. However, it’s a sad time as well. It’s “an end of an era”. You reflect on all of the beautiful memories that you’ve made in the house and how well it has looked after you over the years. As such, it’s important to bid your home farewell in the appropriate manner.
Take the swimming pool for example. Do you remember how excited you were when you first moved into a house with a swimming pool? All of those memories that you’ve made with friends and family in the garden, laughing, joking, eating and drinking? It’s looked after you. Sure, you’ve hopefully put a lot of time and effort into maintaining it, but what condition is it in these days? Perhaps it’s due a little bit of love.
The fact is, having a swimming pool adds value to your property. That said, if the pool isn’t in great condition then it will almost certainly have an affect on that. So, if you are in the process of selling your property, before going ahead we would advise having your pool resurfaced beforehand! And even if it doesn’t add a huge amount of value, there are other benefits.
Increase the “buyability” of your property
Nobody wants to move into a house with a shoddy pool that has fallen into disrepair. It might be a couple of cracks to you, but to a prospective buyer that is a big no-no. That tells people that the swimming pool hasn’t been well-looked after. Again, even if you have given it a lot of love but have only recently dropped the ball; people will assume that it has been in that condition for ever.
So, have your swimming pool resurfaced and make it more attractive to prospective buyers. Think about the sort of buyer that you’d like to move into your home. A beautiful, young family surely? Well, if that’s the case then it has to be appropriate for them. Which leads us one to our next point…
Health & safety is important
Going back to having a young family moving into your house: the pool will have to meet certain standards. If the plaster is cracking, rusting & covered in spots, it’s not going to go down well with prospective buyers. Think about a child swimming and dragging their hand along the inside of a swimming pool wall, only to slice it open on exposed plaster or broken tiles? Not a good look! So, get on it, have the pool resurfaced through a reputable company like West Coast Perth Resurfacing and then you’ll be well on your way!