What You May Leave Behind When Your Home Sells

When you are selling a home it is handy to have a list of items that are to remain in the home so that no mistakes are made.  A lady we worked with gave her brand new fridge to a “friend”. Later we found out that she had dementia and had met the person at the bus stop the day before. At a cost the lawyer was able to negotiate a solution.

If you don’t want  items to be included in the sale make sure your realtor includes your instructions in the agreement.

A Check off list of items to be left in the residence

  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Extra fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer
  • Drier
  • Dehumidifier
  • All manuals
  • Hose and attachments for central vacuum
  • Window coverings
  • Light fixtures
  • Window air conditioner
  • Remote(s) for garage door
  • Remote for fireplace
  • Satellite dish and controls
  • Phone(some security systems need a phone to work)
  • Modem for phone or computer and original box (*these may need to be returned)
  • Extra keys (if possible identified  i.e. garden shed)
  • Matching flooring
  • Matching paint
  • Work bench
  • Shelving in basement
  • Firewood
  • Pool accessories
  • Pool or hot tub “cover” and chemicals
  • Patio furniture
  • Lawnmower
  • Garden tools
  • Garden hose
  • Hand tools
  • Snow blower
  • Lawn tractor
  • Extra windows (unless instructed to remove them)
  • Other ________________

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