Most showings take place while the sellers are still living in the home. If you've never bought a home before, or not in a while, you may not know the items bound to stay with the home per contracts, and what the sellers are legally allowed to take. Never fear, i'm here to the rescue.
Paragraph 2, Section B and C of the Contract (in Texas only) explain what is considered 'staying' with the home.
This doesn't include the fridge, washer and dryer, or the freestanding grills in the backyard, among else. But what if you want any of those? NEVER FEAR! There's an addendum called the 'Non-Realty Items Addendum' with which you can write in certain items not considered staying with the home you wish to keep. So if the sellers have a sweet couch and you want it, you can ask for it to stay.
So what if you want to keep the curtains your mother made for you, or the $10,000 chandelier you bought? You can either take them down before listing the house, or you can make sure Section 2, Part D has the items in it you wish to keep. It's called an 'Exclusion'
Don't hesitate to ask about certain things in the home while walking through. Usually sellers will have it listed on the Realtor version of the MLS sheet what they are wanting to keep. It does have to be in the contract for them to keep it, even if they ask for it in the MLS.
So if you're in the market to buy a home, Contact Me Today! I can help you get set up with mortgage and insurance people to make sure you're able to buy a home and have the best coverage.
You can also get a copy of my Home Buyers Handbook when buying to learn about the process!