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Summer Is For Swimming And More

When it comes to pools there are three kinds of buyers.

The buyer who will not look at a home without a pool.

The buyer who will not look at a home with a pool.

The buyer who has not even thought about a pool.

Question

 Does a pool bring value to a home?

My answer

It does if you find the right buyer.

 

Jim and Dan Pool

 

Would you want a home with an indoor or outdoor pool?

What are the advantages of each?

 

Indoor pool

Year round swimming, entertaining and exercising.

24/7 use of the pool.

Perfect for those with sun sensitivity and skin cancer.

Easier to keep clean of debris, bugs, dirt and leaves.

Temperature control is easily maintained.

 

Outdoor Pool

Less expensive.

More styles and shapes to choose.

Fresh air and being outside.

Perfect for summer stay-cations.

Exercise and sun tanning.

Easy to throw a quick party.

 

Are you a pool person?

What kind of pool would you want?

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • July 13 2018 12:49AM

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It's amazing, I wrote an article for The Balance about 10 years ago about swimming pool homes that noted these exact 3 things, LOL. I know you didn't read it, so just saying that great minds think alike, Margaret. Hope things are going well for you!!

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 2 months ago

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents Don't be so sure! I love reading your stuff.

I have no problem selling a home with a pool..another unique feature. If buyers really don't want a pool..they would not be looking at this home. 

Things are doing well here in Baltimore. If you ever wake up early on a Sunday  ...we could chat live on my radio show. You always have an open invitation!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I just found  your  wonderful blog

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Probably just a coincidence as we're both people who tend to analyze, and we've been in the business forever, so we would be bound to reach the same conclusions.

P.S. Somebody needs to edit that article for layout, LOL. I don't write for The Balance anymore. I quit in May. 12 years was enough, and they cut my pay too much.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 2 months ago

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents Would you like me to remove the link to that article?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Oh, no, that's fine. People still find me via The Balance. You know, once I got hauled before the ethics committee because of jealous agents in Sacramento who claimed I was not identifying myself as a Realtor because they could not figure out how to click on the blue link for my name. True story. Of course I was cleared. 

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 2 months ago

 

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  When I was searching I found this article that I love.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Thank you, Margaret. BTW, have you considered Donald Hall's last book, A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety? And I mean very last book, he died last month.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion. Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I just checked it out and read a chapter.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

He sucks you in, am I right? I was like, WTF, at 80 I won't be able to walk? What is this????? And I can't stop reading.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 2 months ago

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