What’s included? What’s excluded? It can get a little confusing when you are trying to figure out what’s included in the home you are buying in the North Metro Denver area. There are specific features that almost always stay in the home, but some things are up for negotiation. This is where it gets hard. These things should be put in the contract to buy or sell if the seller agrees. Each home is different, but here’s some things to expect for what is included or excluded.
Included Standard Features and Fixtures
There are usually standard features/fixtures that are included with a home. These can include a dishwasher, built-in microwave, water heater, a range, furnace, mounted flat screen, carpet, etc. What’s not considered a fixture is the washer and dryer and refrigerator, but are generally negotiable. I recommend asking your real estate agent to add your inclusion list to the offer contract to make sure there is no confusion. There can also be confusion when the sellers have the home staged. In this case you definitely want to check with your real estate agent to see what is included. It’s always better to ask and find out, then assume and have a surprise down the road.
Get That List
CLARITY. This is so important as a buyer. Most times the seller will have a list of included and excluded items for their home. If not, ask. This list can include furniture, appliances, decor, whatever. Take pictures if necessary so you can refer to those specific items you have questions about. Usually included features are what most buyers think about. But don’t forget about the excluded items. There are some things you might not want or don’t want to deal with. You probably don’t want to pay someone to remove an item, right? So remember to go over these as well.
In The End
This can be an emotional/stressful time for buyers and sellers. That’s why I say clarity is best. Don’t make assumptions. Something might be super important to a buyer in the home and you don’t want it to get awkward or step on somebody’s toes. Avoid that conflict and reach an agreement. Communication is huge. And remember a seller can still say no.
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