A question that often comes up in a Vermont home sale is, "what's staying and what's going?".
One answer is that everything is negotiable. Sometimes the seller will throw in the pool table, put a price on the jungle gym, include the John Deer. Other times the seller is so attached to that front loading Whirlpool that they leave an empty closet with hookups dangling from where the washer and dryer used to be.
Another answer is that there is an industry standard of things that are typically included in the sale, or "convey". This is one area where working with a Realtor comes in handy. When you're negotiating it's useful to know how things typically play out. As a seller you don't want the deal to fall through over an $800 refrigerator (it happens) only to learn afterwards that it's normal to leave the fridge behind.
No matter what conveys with the house and what doesn't, you want to make sure that it's all in the contract before closing!
Items that most commonly convey with a Central Vermont Real Estate sale:
- Washing Machine
- Built in microwave