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Even high-profile athletes aren’t exempt from the realities of the real estate market, and both Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan have struggled for years to sell high-priced properties decked out with regulation-sized indoor basketball courts, among other athletic bells and whistles.

For luxury property owners, it’s easy to assume that adding eye-popping amenities to their home is a win-win, creating a custom showpiece to enjoy while they live there, and an enticing hook for an eventual sale. But while features like full professional sports courts, multi-story garages for car collections, or sprawling pools and water slides might make for flashy listing photos, they won’t necessarily be a draw for buyers, and in some cases, can do more harm than good.