Do you plan on selling your home soon? It’s a great time to do so. Buyers are climbing over themselves to purchase a Havasu home right now. It’s a good idea to get ready for your eventual move by starting the packing up process right now. However, while some things are fine to take with you, others must be left behind for the new owner. When it comes to your Havasu home sale, ask yourself: does it stay or can it go?
What Stays in a Havasu Home Sale?
While the washer and dryer aren’t always a part of the package, your refrigerator, stove, built-in microwave, dishwasher, etc. must stay. Most buyers expect that whatever they see when they write up an offer will eventually be theirs (minus clothes, furnishings, dishes, etc.). They may come after you for recompense via a small claims case.
Yes, the fixtures stay. This includes lights, doorknobs, cabinet pulls, faucets, built-in furniture and even wall mounts for TVs. Same goes for the light fixtures. Did Aunt Martha leave you a beautiful crystal chandelier after she passed away? I suggest you take it down and replace it with something else before you show your home to potential buyers. Otherwise, the buyers will expect it to be part of the entire Havasu home sale.
Feel free to take your curtains with you. However, the curtain rods and blinds must stay. A window-mounted air conditioning unit can go with you. But, if you’ve mounted a system to your wall, it must stay there after your Havasu home sale.
Sheds work wonders for storing pool cleaning equipment, tools, and various other items. Whatever you keep inside the shed goes with you. However, the shed itself stays on the property. Same goes for the aboveground pool. Kiddie pools can go with you when you move. Did you install a playground for your little ones on the property? If any of the equipment is attached to the ground, it must stay. But, if it’s freestanding, you can actually take it with you. Does your family love basketball? A permanent hoop cemented into the ground must stay. On the other hand, go ahead and take a mobile hoop with you to your new home.
Feeling attached to any of the items listed above? Then make sure you say so in your purchase agreement. Always put in writing whatever you plan on taking with you in your Havasu home sale. Then, there’s no confusion. Also, you could face legal retribution since it’s actually illegal to take these items without notice. What is the weirdest thing you’ve discovered the previous owner took with them when you moved into a new home? Please share your story in the comments below.