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When people buy a lake home, they want access to a lake. If there’s a drought, and the water levels are low, it could be a bad time to put your lake house on the market.
Who Wants to Buy a Dry Lake?
You have no control over when it rains. Lakes are controlled more by nature than man, so they flood and they dry up. If you want to introduce your lake home to the real estate market, consider waiting until the water levels are high and the scene from your deck is beautiful.
Lake homes are often second homes, so the prospective buyer may need to be hit with a certain amount of a “wow” factor. If your access to the water is landscaped nicely, and your pier or lake deck is in good condition, that piece of real estate will go much faster.
When You Can’t Sell the Lake Home
If your lake home isn’t doing well due to drought or flooding, you may want to consider leasing it. Of course, vacationers want water, too, but it could be an option until the place sells. If this property is your second home, leasing or renting can be a good income for you. Make sure there are amenities that will appeal to lake vacationers, like paddle boats, fishing poles, canoes, and plenty of picnic tables and lawn chairs. If your lakefront isn’t safe for swimming, see what you can do to change that. It could just be brush or trash.
However you decide to do it, make your lake home enjoyable, no matter what, to help it sell.