When you sell a home, what items stay behind? Let’s go over some of the most common things sellers are expected to leave behind
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Have you ever been curious about what should be left with the house when you sell? Today, I’ve got a list of the six things you should be leaving behind.
1. The drapes. Per the purchase agreement in the state of Texas, drapes are among the items which should be left with the home. The good news is that you can exclude them from this agreement if you specify that when you meet with your Realtor.
2. The TV mounting brackets. While sellers are not expected to leave their TVs, they are expected to leave the mounting brackets. Like the drapes, this is a standard of purchase agreements in the state of Texas. It’s important to let movers know to leave these brackets. If you don’t, buyers may ask to renegotiate the purchase price to include the cost of new brackets.
Unless certain things are excluded in the purchase agreement, buyers may expect them to come with the home.
3. Water softeners. Water softeners, along with the rest of the system, must stay with the home. If you are leasing your water softener, however, make sure to exclude it from your purchase agreement.
4. Alarm systems. Like water softeners, these systems are sometimes leased-to-own. If this is the case, exclude the systems from your purchase agreement.
5. Large appliances. It is important that you clarify with your Realtor which appliances you’ll be keeping and which will be staying with the home. This goes for appliances like deep freezes, washers and dryers, and any other large items that buyers might expect to come with the property.
6. Lighting. It is critical that you specify whether you’ll be taking any lighting fixtures with you when you leave the home. Unless these fixtures are excluded in the purchase agreement, buyers may expect them to come with the home.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.