Moving large appliances like refrigerators and ranges is a pain in the neck, so many sellers prefer to leave their appliances and buy new ones for their new home. That’s fine, just don’t list them as “going with the house.”
If you do, the appliances, just like the rest of your house, will be subject to inspection, and if one of them doesn’t make the grade, the buyer could be able to back out of the contract. If a buyer asks whether the appliances are available, you can say you’ll leave them but won’t guarantee them—and put this in a written addendum to the contract. As an alternative, you can sell the appliances yourself before you leave.
Debbie Dawson is a Realtor with RE/MAX Advantage Realty in Trinity, Florida located in Tampa Bay’s west coast.
727-709-9541 | www.DebbieDawsonRealtor.com