If you’re uncertain about an item, ask your REALTOR® about non-realty items.
If you want to exclude items from the sale—a dining room chandelier, for example—the contract includes a place for that. Have your Texas REALTOR®help you properly document your intent.
You can request items that aren’t included in the contract stay behind. Do you want the patio furniture? Your REALTOR® will use a different form, Non-Realty Items Addendum, to put your request in writing.
*There may be exceptions
Certain items stay or go depending on whether they’re permanently installed and built-in. Freestanding clothes washers and dryers go with the seller, but built-in units would likely stay. A grill on wheels on the patio leaves, but one that’s encased in stone as part of outdoor kitchen stays put. Three factors determine if something is permanently installed and built-in:
• How is the item attached? Will the property be damaged by its removal?
• Is the item customized or standard for the property?
• Was the installation intended to be permanent or temporary?
Television wall mount
Curtains/drapes and rods
Blinds and window shades
Garage door opener
Shrubbery and landscaping
Window air conditioning
Dining room table
Washer and dryer*
Paintings and decorations
Contracts commonly used in Texas
home sales state that the house,
fixtures, improvements, and
accessories are part of the sale. Here
are examples of what stays and goes
If you’re uncertain about an item, ask your REALTOR® at Brazos County Realty.
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