Many times, when homeowners sell South Surrey real estate like their home, they leave the house looking sparse.
All of their belongings have been moved out.
The rooms are devoid of any presence and have been thoroughly cleaned and possibly renovated, depending on the sales negotiation.
In this post, we will answer the question, “When I sell my house, what do I have to leave behind?”
Sometimes, homeowners may need to leave things behind. You can do this as a favor to the buyer. The less items the buyer needs to move into their new home, the more convenience they will experience in the moving process.
Leave Behind Anything You Negotiated to Leave Behind with the Buyer
This category of items really depends on the negotiations you have gone through with the buyer. A buyer may want you to leave behind your furniture, power tools, or even backyard fixtures. Negotiating for objects to leave behind is a great way to arrive at your selling price point, especially if you and the buyer are close to the point of closing the sale, but they need a bit more incentive to reach your desired price point.
It costs time and money to transport furniture and any other big items. If you do not need these items, but the buyer does, you can use this circumstance to your advantage in your negotiations. It is a simple negotiation tactic that can work out well for you.
Common Items to Leave Behind, or With Your South Surrey Real Estate Agent, for Your Buyer
Whether you leave the items directly for your buyer, or with your real estate agent to act as the middleman, some common items to leave for the buyer are:
● House keys
● A copy of the sales contract
● The title deed
● Items that will make the buyer’s life easier (like paint swatches if they want to paint the walls)
As long as the buyer is open to receiving an item, you can leave it for them. It is as simple as that. Selling South Surrey real estate is no different than selling any other type of real estate in this regard.
How Do I Know Which Items to Leave Behind?
Make a list and check it twice. Consider which items you do not need, and which items the buyer might be interested in having. Here are a few strategies to determine which items to leave:
● Consult with your South Surrey real estate agent or agency
● Consult with your buyer
● Consider which items you do not want anymore
● Consider which items you want but are too much of a hassle to take with you
The Process of Leaving Behind Items is Simple!
That is it. That is the entire process. Homelife White Rock has been successfully selling South Surrey real estate for years. We can help you sell your South Surrey home as well. Contact us to help with the sales process, including determining which items to leave behind for your eventual buyer.