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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   One more item to fail a home inspection.   

Mar 24, 2023 08:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It depends on many things.  If it is old and does not look good. I would more likely than not, remove it. I do not believe it would add value - in fact, it may detract.

Resale hot tubs? Is there a market for that?  I do not know. 

Something else:  Advertise FREE! 

Mar 24, 2023 07:19 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I was touring the home, I'd expect it to transfer unless it was excluded in the listing.

Mar 24, 2023 10:41 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

We took ours with us through 2 moves because we used it every day. If your sellers don't want to take it, offer it to be included in the sale. If the buyers don't want it, advertise it for FREE to anyone who will pick it up.

Mar 24, 2023 09:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

If seller wants to leave, allow the buyer to make the decision. Personally, I prefer not to soak in someone else's DNA...just saying!

Mar 24, 2023 08:29 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have thought about it many times along with a sauna Peter Mohylsky due to my long history of back issues. If I moved I doubt I'd leave it behind unless my new location didn't have room for them.

Mar 24, 2023 07:33 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

subjective question, as others have opined, depends on condition, proximity to access, privacy from neighbors, etc. Can add value to some buyers and a maintenance headache to others, if in good condition, leave it unless buyer wants  it gone, imnsho

Mar 24, 2023 09:02 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The cost to remove incurred by a potential seller offsets the gain in some cases making it not so profitable for the seller however it can work. As far as leaving it, it is eye & thought candy but as far as value? Subjective. Some may consider it a nuisance or an upkeep. Whatever it takes to be rid of it

Mar 24, 2023 07:46 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

My thought is take your furniture and your hot tub cause buyers don't want it.

Mar 24, 2023 12:46 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

They are too expensive to move. If it looks nice leave it, if not remove it.

Mar 24, 2023 10:36 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

A new is one costs $1000 to $5000 

Depends on how old and how expensive to move it.

Maybe someone will take it away for $300 ? 

Value to property $50 - 0 unless it's old a negative value

Mar 24, 2023 09:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Most time it add value for the future homes but most time they are old and can be a draw back.


Mar 24, 2023 09:27 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Leave it behind.  chances are it has aged, and modern technology has improved for a new one at the next destination. 

For instance, people with long hair may get it tangled and drown in the tub...mostly unattended children.  Do you have special cutoffs in your hot tubs to avoid this tragedy?  Maybe yours may not have had that technology at your installation year.

Mar 24, 2023 07:14 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have seen few hot tubs that added value to the property. If the sellers think it is special, they should take it unless they would leave behind an unattractive area of disrepair. If it really is special, maybe buyers will find it to be a plus. I can't see them spending lots so that a used hot tub will be included.

Mar 24, 2023 01:36 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Reminds me of a buyer who bought a house with a hot tub on the deck, with it's own shed-like structure open on one side to the elements. Lots of creepy crawlies in there, and the motor was not functioning.  Sellers had spent a lot of money on it some years ago but now it was just a nuisance to clean it up and try to even make it work. 

Mar 24, 2023 09:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Eww...just the thought of getting into a hot tub that someone else owned makes me twitch!!

I'd say definitely take it! Most buyers feel the same way this germaphobe does!! LOL

Mar 24, 2023 02:44 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lots to consider here! Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist summarizes it well. Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate brings up a good point as does Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA. So evaluate and advise! 

Mar 25, 2023 02:42 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I would leave it behind.  It costs a small fortune to move it, and eaves a blank area where it used to be.  Make it a selling feature.

Mar 24, 2023 01:57 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Does it work and work well? 

We see MANY MANY neglected spas . . . they are hard to move and sellers can forget to maintain them to usable condition . . .

If it doesn't work and can't be restored, get it gone, it's debris.

If it does, make sure it is in good working order, convey it as-is and IDK about buyers there but I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE my Xtreme Spa though annually there's SOMETHING to fix or replace and sometimes it's a DIY like filter basket and sometimes a few hundred bucks to replace jets or a motor . . . 

Mar 25, 2023 07:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There are as many answers to this question as there are people... some want the tub left behind, others don't want the hassle. We have this come up with playsets in back yards, as well. Personally, I have no interest in hot tubs, so my first request would be to remove it.

Mar 25, 2023 05:13 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It might be valuable to people in FL but here in IL it's just an eyesore. Most people prefer that they do not stay - take your outside bathtub with you please.

Mar 25, 2023 04:08 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Hot tubs are almost a scourge to sell... If a buyer doesn't want it, it's very difficult to get rid of it. Once I had to have one completely chopped up into pieces and removed that way.

Mar 25, 2023 11:31 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It depends. Does it work? Sometimes people don't want the hassle of moving them and just want to pass it on to the next owner. My son had to have one removed and it wasn't cheap. That's after he paid to repair it. Either way, it should be spelled out in the contract.

Mar 25, 2023 05:28 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Personal items that a seller thinks will help a sale that get lost in it. Sell the hot tub for someone itching to own it. That person will pay more than the buyer who says sure, I'll take it but not paying a dime more to have it included in the sale Peter Mohylsky .

Mar 25, 2023 01:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Leave it.

Mar 24, 2023 07:31 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Leave it with the property unless it doesn't work.  In the case of one that doesn't function, get rid of it prior to listing.

Mar 28, 2023 07:22 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Depends - I think everyone loves a good hot tub -- when it's a clean, newer, fully functioning device.  If it's old, dilapidated, and doesn't work or feel clean, then it'll likely be more off-putting to buyers

Mar 27, 2023 10:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In Denver, a hot tub adds no value, maybe desirability, but lately most don't want the maintenance.   If there is a hot tub, buyers may ask that it be removed.   

Mar 25, 2023 06:19 AM