Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce  (EXP Realty 414-525-0563)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Remove the tub completely and make it a walk-in shower with a rainforest shower head mounted on the ceiling.  Add in a secondary detachable shower head.  Maybe even put the enclosure all the way up and have side mounted shower heads and the ability to make it a steammer too.  If money is no option.  Redo the tile to something modern, maybe put some stones on the floor of the shower.


P.S.  I have a jetted tub in my shower now (house came that way).  I've used it MAYBE twice in five years.  I'd put the above in when I remodel my shower... probably in the next 1-2 years... but not for resale.  Just for me. 

Dec 21, 2015 02:19 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

take out the whirlpool tub and put in a deep soaking tub

I think we are all feeling the bacteria in a whirlpool tub.

Dec 21, 2015 01:44 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The biggest issue is bacteria, invisible health crap in the plumbing.

I would replace the whole thing if dated.

Dec 21, 2015 01:36 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I had a jetted tub for years and used it only a couple of times.  We had a hot tub which we used all the time.  I do miss the hot tub now.  Guess I'd go for the nice soaking tub, which I think is more sanitary anyway.  

Dec 21, 2015 01:34 AM
Mary Thompson
Lanier Appraisal Service - Flowery Branch, GA
Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia

From appraiser's perspective change the faucets. 

Jan 01, 2016 09:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Take out the whirlpool tub and replace with a nice soaker tub with upgraded tile surrounding and upgraded faucet.

Dec 21, 2015 09:27 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. I don't always do enough research when it comes to our home, but more about looks and how it will make us feel once it is in place.

Dec 21, 2015 06:06 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sally and David, when you start fooling with bathroom faucets, a lot of time you can't change just one.  You have to go to the sink, then the towle racks should match.  Then the TP holder. 

Dec 21, 2015 11:21 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Clean and paint!  If something show wear then change it otherwise think twice

Dec 21, 2015 10:58 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Probably replace with a deep tub.

Dec 21, 2015 09:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"



Dec 21, 2015 08:24 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

C)  As others have said, ditch the tubs and go for a high quality shower instead.  Keep a tub in the guest baths for when the toddlers need a soaking, but in our market the adults want a good shower.

Dec 21, 2015 07:35 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sorry Sally, I am just too cheap, I would probably just clean up, paint, and look for a new owner who likes the whirlpool like it is.

Dec 21, 2015 05:14 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not think that the presence of a whirlpool or its finishes will make a difference. I'd rather spend money on other finishes and decorations to make  a property look stylish. 

Dec 21, 2015 04:04 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If a tub exists in another part of the house, remove entirely from master.

Install a big party shower or expand the walk-in closet or install linen closet or a chair for mani/pedi, massage table, surround mirror.

Dec 21, 2015 04:02 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Watching TV, buyers seems excited when they see soaking tubs. In reality here, Walk-In-Showers are now being asked for... 

Dec 21, 2015 03:44 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Take out the whirlpool tub. Soaking tub or nice big his and hers snail shower.

Dec 21, 2015 03:34 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think the soaking tub is in vogue currently.

Dec 21, 2015 03:27 AM
Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

I vote for removing the whirlpool tub and installing a soaking tub. However, if there are more bathrooms in the house, a walk-in shower might be a good idea.

Dec 21, 2015 03:21 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I have been busy with some updates lately but I am doing it to please me!  It may not be perfect for resale but it makes my face happy.

Dec 21, 2015 02:57 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Since money is no object I would put in a nice soaking tub.

Dec 21, 2015 12:58 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Faucet finishes matter but not so much the shirlpool vs. the soaking tub. Pretty mirrors and light fixtures are important too.

Dec 21, 2015 12:48 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We had a big whirlpool tub in our home in Napa.  I used it 4 times in the 6 and a half years we lived there, and Ron used it about 10 times.  The fixtures did not need renovating.  The owners loved it as is.  A

Dec 21, 2015 12:46 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Whirlpools don't seem to be a big feature like they were 10-20 years ago. If money's no object, I'll go for the new soaking tub.

Dec 21, 2015 12:44 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Answer A for resale, matching finishes to existing (vanity and shower) or changing all to the same.

Dec 21, 2015 12:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It would depend on the size of the space and the number of other bathrooms in the home.  Personally, I'm not a fan of whirlpool tubs so I'd likely remove it.  

Dec 21, 2015 12:30 AM