David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I think a lot of people really like the idea of a spa/garden tub, but mostly end up not using it.

An amazing master shower would go over well with lots of people.  

Dec 23, 2015 12:27 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think the spa tubs are not so popular anymore

Dec 23, 2015 08:46 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

A nice shower is definitely a winner here. For families having one tub somewhere is often important. And I do have a good number of clients that want a tub for soaking but none that really care about the jets.

Dec 23, 2015 06:30 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Amazing master shower with overhead or more heads, then a bathtub in another bath somewhere in the home.

Dec 23, 2015 03:55 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

NO...makes too much noise when on and isn't used that much. Great selling feature but not practical. Add expensive to the builder and I say..bye bye

Dec 23, 2015 03:49 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I have the shower/ tub combo in my master and I rarely use the garden tub.  I was thinking about ripping out the tub and expanding the shower.  Not sure how it will affect resale in the years to come, but it would make me much happier.

Dec 23, 2015 02:03 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I think the day of the big tubs is over ! And they do hog up far too much sq. ft. in a Master Bath !!!

Dec 23, 2015 01:15 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

A magnificent walk in shower would be my preference, Can't go wrong with that.

Dec 23, 2015 12:50 AM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I'm hearing what you are hearing. Folks are opting for a larger shower in the master over the tradition shower with separite garden tub.

Dec 23, 2015 12:48 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I rarely get a request for a spa tub but do have bueyrs that expect nice walk in showers.

Dec 23, 2015 12:26 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

David, my investor client rennos houses and takes out the master tub to build the bigger impressive shower.  That's what I'm going to do with mine too.  Tub in the guest bath because you still need to have one for bathing kids, dogs, etc.

Dec 23, 2015 12:23 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on the buyer.  I find most of my buyers don't have a particular "need" or "desire" for a spa/garden tub.    

We don't have as much new construction in my market as exists in some others but when there is not standing inventory, I find a lot of builders seem to offer lots of options for buyers to customize if there is enough time(and, of course, money).

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Most of the newer homes and remodeled homes seem to have gotten away from the spa type tub with a soaker tub and a nice shower.

Dec 23, 2015 12:01 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Most buyers in the price point ALREADY own a house with a jetted tub or soaking tub. They have come to the understanding they make really ugly indoor planters.

"Give me something I can use everyday!" 

Dec 22, 2015 11:24 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Spa tubs are not as popular as elaborate showers currently!

Dec 22, 2015 11:19 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

We have a LOT of seniors, snowbirds, retired boomers. It seems that NO ONE wants a tub any more at all, but a big roomy shower.  So yes, agree. Shower in master and traditional tub/shower in MBath. For the younger peeps with little kids.

Dec 22, 2015 11:16 PM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

well personally I love the super oversized tub and no idea why you need a party shower that 10 people could fit in

Dec 27, 2015 12:08 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Most of my buyers are still looking for a soaker tub, preferring a five piece master bath.

Dec 23, 2015 10:33 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

This is such an individual preference.  I love my Jacuzzi with jets and bubbles.  Also love my shower with the rain head.  Depends on whether I'm washing my hair or want to soak.  And that's just me.  In most couples there is one who is a tub person and the other loves the shower. 

Dec 23, 2015 11:44 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think most people want a garden or jetted tub especially in a larger home.  They might not use it often but it is nice to have.

Dec 23, 2015 09:48 AM
Toronto, ON

It depends on the clientele you want to attract.  I know some people who will not stay in a hotel if it only has a shower.  It also depends upon the size of the property.  For example, a person buying a micro condo (approximately 300 square feet in size and becoming more popular these days) probably would want more space devoted to other things.

Dec 23, 2015 07:46 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, 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

I don't know what most clients want, but I want a spa tub!

Dec 23, 2015 03:56 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

We probably all noticed that our clients pay a special attention to their bathrooms. Also having an outdoor space is extremely desirable in here. 

Dec 23, 2015 03:37 AM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Spa tubs are great. We use ours quite frequently, especially after a full day of riding or playing with the dirt toys. Nice way to relax the muscles.

Dec 23, 2015 12:21 AM