Selling your Irvine, California home can be a long and arduous process. In the midst of all of this confusion there could be some questions about what stays in the house and what you can take with you. Follow these tips and consult your local real estate professional for help and guidance on what to take with you when you leave, and what should stay put.
- Generally speaking, things that aren’t attached to the home are generally considered property of the seller and meant to leave with them. Conversely, aspects of the home that are attached to it are generally meant to stay. Of course, these things are negotiable, according to realtor.com. If there is something that you just have to take with you that is attached to the home, or something that you want to offer a potential home buyer and leave behind, just consult the real estate professional you’re working with to sell the home so that he or she can adjust the listing and price to reflect your decisions.
- Leaving some things behind, such as furniture, can make the home more attractive for a potential home buyer. This is an especially attractive option if you have time constraints or don’t want to spend as much money moving all of your belongings. Also, if the home buyer doesn’t want the furniture in the home, you just have to have it removed before closing to appease them, so if you don’t mind parting with your furniture, it’s worth a try.
- Taking attached parts of your Irvine home such as appliances and light fixtures can take away from the value of your home; but, if you just have to take some of these things with you, they can be negotiated into the price of the home.