So how much for the furniture? Do we negotiate that in the contract?
It isn't often that I am asked about the furniture here in the Crystal Beach/Palm Harbor Florida real estate market but it does come up from time to time and the rule of thumb in our area is that the furniture has ZERO value as far as the contract is concerned. If the buyer and seller want to negotiate on their own about any specific pieces of furniture, that is up to them but as far as the contracts that we Realtors use here in Florida, property has ZERO value.
Let's think about it for a minute.......that really does make sense. If you attempt to sell your furniture, you are going to only get pennies on the dollar, no matter how great it may be. When seller's are leaving the furniture behind they usually say that the buyer can negotiate the furnishings with them - outside of the contract - or more typically, that the place comes furnished. Often the buyer doesn't WANT the furniture and a local charity is called to come and pick it up. Whatever the case may be, your Realtor does NOT negotiate furniture.