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Included Or Excluded

 

What have you included or excluded in a sale?

 

In my recent post about pianos

I talked about one staying with the home, one for sale and one was free to anyone willing to pick it up.

And our members

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

made a comment about selling a palm tree. How interesting.

 There are some unusual  stories like 

including a dog in the offer and excluding a unique front door!!

What, out of the norm, items have you included or excluded in the contract of sale when buying or selling?

 

 

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Would love to hear from any AR members with a comment below.

 

If you are selling, is there something you want to include or exclude?

If you are buying, is there something you want to be included or excluded?

Don't forget to write it in the contract!

 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • April 18 2019 11:01PM

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We tell our Sellers to remove what does not convey...though a cat found her way into an offer ...and meeewow ...ot was accepted ! 

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 6 months ago

Getting it in the contract is very important.  I once had a listing that sold.  However, there was a decorative windmill in the back yard.  It wasn't attached property.  It was only about 5 feet tall, but it wobbled our transaction, when the seller moved it to their new house.  It was personal property.  It wasn't in the contract.  Finally, the buyer's agent suffered a small commissionectomy to close the sale!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I can honestly say that every purchase and/or sale I've ever done has been as clean a deal as possible.... I never wanted to mucky the water.... when I sold my last home, I even left all appliances including a new washer/dryer on pedestals... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 6 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat This reminds me of another blog 'But I Thought."

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson So you sell cats and houses. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Barbara Todaro Clean contracts are a pleasure. Enjoy your baking and Happy Easter. I will try and call you next week.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Good morning Barbara. I once excluded a dining room fixture. When I countered an offer and the buyer accepted if I left the fixture, it was theirs! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

Hi Margaret... North Carolina recently amended it's contract to provide a very, very detailed list of what is considered a fixture and an item that is included in a sale. Anything beyond that is a nogotiation between buyer and seller.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 6 months ago

I had a cat that stayed with the house. He wasn't written into the contract because the seller thought she could take him with her. When she found out she couldn't, just days before closing, she asked the buyer to keep him. She knew the buyer would because of the feedback we left after viewing the house the first time. 

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) 6 months ago

Thank you for the mention, Margaret.  In selling restaurants or office buildings, we had list of FF&E's(Fixtures, Furniture ad Equipment( that detailed every item.  Some of our clients sell the home fully furnished, excluding art work in some instances.  Again a detailed list accompanies the contract.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

Nina Hollander Would love to see your list. Would you consider sharing or even writing your own post about your detailed list?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 You included the cat on a handshake. Good for you. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thanks for the inspiration. When including any of the furniture...we have to be careful if there is a lender involved. They do not want to see those items in the contract. No problem with cash!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland -  our own experience I remember excluding a dining room chandelier.  However,  I replaced it with another one before the house was ever listed.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 6 months ago

Hi Margaret... you've given me an idea. I might just have to write a post on this topic for NC home buyers/sellers.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 6 months ago

Grant Schneider When taking a listing, I always want to know what stays and what goes. Good job, replacing prior to first showing.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Nina Hollander Thanks for the list and thanks for taking my call. This information would be wonderful for your NC clients. This would also be a good topic for my radio show.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

A beautiful classic VW bug was in the garage of one home we listed. The seller refused to sell it to the buyer - and hard feelings ensued. The buyers were so angry and disappointed, they backed out of their offer. Ridiculous, yes. In hindsight, it might have been worth noting from the get-go...the VW in garage is NOT for sale. It didn't occur to us then, it sure does now. :) 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 6 months ago

PS - I realize this discussion is more about items that buyers might assume are included in the sale, but this post reminded me of how an appealing item can muck things up in a hurry if not addressed prior to listing. 

 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 6 months ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Your comment reminds me of a home with a four-car garage housing vintage autos. Similar situation...the cars were the focus for some of the buyers. But that garage and highlighting the antique vehicles helped sell the property.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

I've had a car included.  Oh and one time a car with no wheels on a foreclosure.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 6 months ago

Tammy Lankford, And I had a front door excluded. We all have interesting stories.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

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