It is better to look ahead & prepare than to look back & regret. ∼ Jackie Joyner-Kersee
5 TIPS FOR BUYING A HOUSE IN A SELLER’S MARKET
When you sell your home, some things are clearly part of the home and going to the new owner. Like the doors. But there are other things that really aren’t as obvious. Can you keep your light fixtures? Is it okay to take your wall-mounted mirror? What should you do when selling your home when it comes to household stuff? Here’s some guidance on what transfers hands at a home sale:
What Goes to The New Owner
It’s fairly standard that the new owner gets anything built-in, like shelves or benches that are part of the room. Also anything that’s custom-made to fit the home, like custom curtains, shutters, or blinds. Any landscaping or plants on the property should stay. Also smoke detectors and sprinkler systems.
Don’t take with you anything that you have to damage the home to remove, like some TV mounts. Leave your built-in alarm system, but be sure to cancel the service or transfer it into the new owner’s name.
Things You Can Take With You
The things that are yours to keep generally fall into the category of “your belongings” …