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What’s included in the sale of a house?



  • Table lamp
  • Television
  • Potted plants
  • Bed
  • Couch
  • Dining room table
  • Area rugs
  • Lawn mower
  • Patio grill*
  • Bookcase*
  • Washer and dryer*
  • Painting and decorations


If you want to excluded items from the sale of your home- chandelier, for example- the contract includes a place for that



  • Stove
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Television wall mount
  • Chandelier
  • Window shutters
  • Smoke detectors
  • Curtains/drapes and rods
  • Blinds and window shades
  • Garage door opener
  • Shrubbery and landscaping
  • Window air-conditioning unit


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?