The home for sale is in tip top shape and the personal property arranged just so in all the rooms.
The home buyer likes what he sees and we're not talking just the room sizes, the house features and location. The furnishings, the outdoor patio items, the toys in the garage all add to the sizzle of the real estate sale. But personal property, what stays, what goes, what do each party expect in the real estate sale?
Are there laws in your state that say a cook stove has to be left in the sale of a house?
Do the buyer and seller you are working with on a real estate sale know the difference between what's a fixture, what's personal property?
How to handle the personal property scattered around the listing for sale?
The stuff from Wally World, the family heirlooms, the trash or treasure appointments of the what's for sale. Make a list of what's not for sale, what is available and for how much. The new buyer can purchase some, none, all of the items clearly spelled out on the yellow legal pad list that you provide to them. Once the seller has generating one and knows where they are heading, what is not going to be carried on by two men and a small boy into the big dark expensive moving van.
Not everything in the home for sale has value. A new couch was bought and the two older ones just pushed deeper into the room has happened. Clutter. Who inherits it and where does it go? Is the seller planning on leaving behind what should be escorted to a large open dumpster? The expectations need to be spelled out upfront and through the ever changing landscape and mood of the real estate sale.
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