Items that Convey with the Property
When you sell your home what stays with the property
and what can you take with you?
Here’s an excerpt from the Arizona Association of Realtors Purchase Contract that clarifies the items that will be included in the sale of the property and convey to the buyer at closing:
1g.Fixtures and Personal Property:
For purposes of this Contract, fixtures shall mean property attached/affixed to the Premises.
Seller agrees that all existing: fixtures on the Premises, personal property specified herein, and means to operate fixtures and property (i.e.- remote controls) shall convey in this sale. Including the following:
- built-in appliances
- light fixtures
- storm windows and doors
- ceiling fans and remote controls
- stoves: gas-log, pellet, wood-burning
- central vacuum, hose, and attachments
- media antennas/satellite dishes (affixed)
- timers (affixed)
- draperies and other window coverings
- outdoor fountains and lighting
- towel, curtain and drapery rods
- fireplace equipment (affixed)
- outdoor landscaping (i.e. – shrubbery, trees and unpotted plants)
- wall mounted TV brackets and hardware (excluding TVs)
- floor coverings (affixed)
- free-standing range/oven
- shutters and awnings
- water-misting systems
- garage door openers and remote
- speakers (flush-mounted)
- window and door screens, sun shades
- storage sheds
If owned by Seller, the following items also are included in this sale:
- affixed alternate power systems serving the Premises (i.e. – solar)
- in-ground pool and spa/hot tub equipment and covers (including any mechanical or other cleaning systems)
- security and/or fire systems and/or alarms
- water purification systems
- water softeners
The purchase contract then allows you to include any other personal property (such as refrigerator, washer and dryer) as well. Leased items are not included in the sale.
If you do not want to include any items on the above list, I recommend that you remove the items prior to the listing and photographing the listing for sale and replace with another item if needed. Or you can list the items that will be excluded from the sale on the listing agreement so we can notify the buyer on the MLS. We will need to make sure these items are included in the purchase contract before accepting an offer. Please remember that if not otherwise stated, all the items listed will be sold with the home.
If you have any further questions about what stays with the property when you sell it please contact me.