Contracts commonly used in Texas home sales state that the house, fixtures, improvements, and accessories are part of the sale. Here are examples of what stays and goes.
Goes With The Seller
Table Lamp, Television, Potted Plant
Bed, Couch, Dining Room, Area Rug
Lawn Mower, Hammock, Patio Grill, Bookcase
Washer and Dryer, Paintings and Decorating
If a seller wants to exclude items from the sale, the contract includes a place for that. Speak with your REALTOR® to help you properly document your intent.
Stays With Property
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
A buyer can request items that are not included in the contract to stay behind. If you want the patio furniture, speak with your REALTOR® and you will use a different form to put your request in writing. The form is titled “Non-Realty Items Addendum”.