Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I wouldn't accept an Offer stating 'all furnishings.' It needs to be a detailed inventory list, Hella.

I've done this and used photos as well, to properly inventory the personal furnishings that are to convey.

Nov 01, 2017 05:36 AM
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I would expect to see an addendum with specifics.   

Nov 01, 2017 05:58 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

There needs to be an itemized list of personal property to be included--the best way to do it is room by room.
"Personal property shown on Addendum A to convey with no monetary value (or for 1 dollar)."

Nov 01, 2017 05:41 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

This is something I do a lot in Phoenix Scottsdale. Vacation/second homes is about 20% of my practice. You have to add clarity and specificity to special terms and conditions whether it's in the contract or on a separate addendum.

If you need assistance with this, I'd be glad to share, feel free to drop me a private email...

Nov 01, 2017 06:34 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

They want to move into it exactly the way it looks now. 

Nov 01, 2017 06:33 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not permitted in PA unless property is in a resort area.  There are no resorts in western Pennsylvania.

A commercial transaction for restaurant would include detailed list of items included in sale.

Nov 01, 2017 06:22 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I wouldn't know and neither would my client. I ask for a written inventory list.

Nov 01, 2017 05:44 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

If an agent writes that, it better include everything seen from forks, to plates, to furniture to pictures on the wall and lamps. We have many vacation homes sold this way, but i like to list and have the seller approve the list so they dont decide to grab somthing after it goes under contract and before it closes. Then i have the buyer sign it AND i always do it as an addendum, never on the purchase agreement

Nov 01, 2017 05:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

A detailed list is a necesary addendum. Be careful of state sales tax! There are exceptions in some states for garage sales! Know your options!

Nov 01, 2017 05:25 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

all furnishings would include everything that furnishes the home!!!  if it's furnished with dinnerware, as an example, I'd expect it to remain.... 

if not, there should be a specific list of what is included.... since it's a rental property, I think it could be listed in the p/s agreement.... it adds to the value of the rent it receives....

Nov 01, 2017 06:27 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Well, everything is negotiable and if the seller agrees, he/she will sing the offer if not, he/she will counter removing that clause.  Furnishings should be defined and outlined in the event the seller agrees to the request.

Nov 01, 2017 05:47 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Never allow this in a contract or addendum.  The sellers and buyers work this out after successful home inspection period is done.  As an agent I do not sell personal property.

Nov 01, 2017 05:30 AM
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I'd expect it all. We bought a vacation home like that years ago on Cape Cod.

Nov 01, 2017 05:22 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I think I would state 'all contents' which would include furniture plus the dishes. 

Nov 01, 2017 08:35 AM
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Itemize it, in writing, either on the contract or an addendum to the contract.


Nov 01, 2017 07:19 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I’ve sold several homes that include a lot if not all personal property and all of them are cash sales.  If the buyer I’d getting a loan it would never work to include all furnishings.  Either way, a detailed list of what is included is a must.  Personally, I’m not a fan of this in a real estate  contract.

Nov 01, 2017 07:10 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Having literally everything in it sounds a bit ominous to me. You need an inventory

Nov 01, 2017 06:54 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We have bought and sold vacation rental property and yes, expected (and always received) literally everything in it.  It was never part of the purchase contract, though, rather, there was a bill of sale itemizing everything.  And whenever selling, we removed those items (artwork, for the most part)  that were not conveying with the sale to avoid any confusion. 

Nov 01, 2017 06:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I would want to have a detailed list with supporting photographs.

Nov 01, 2017 06:36 AM
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

That's hard for me to answer as in 25 years I've only ever sold one property furnished... and it included only furniture.

Nov 01, 2017 05:32 AM
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

I would expect it to mean everything on (and inside) the property. Never accept "all furnishings." Always use an itemized list.

Nov 01, 2017 06:50 AM
Gloria Valvasori, ASA
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service - Streetsville, ON
Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987

I would never include any furnighsing in an Agreement of Purchase and Sale.  The Seller and Buyer can negotiate a price for the furnishings separately.  

Nov 01, 2017 06:12 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We bought one like that and everything stayed.

Nov 01, 2017 06:07 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Everything that is inside the property.

Nov 01, 2017 05:41 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If I were the seller I would not sign this contract. I would specify each item that I might include and sell it separatly , not as part of the purchase.

Nov 01, 2017 05:09 AM
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I would expect everything, but if I was representing either party I would probably use an addendum to catalog everything.   Luckily, I haven't had to do that.

Nov 01, 2017 10:01 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I would expect an itemized and detailed list of items - including location to be included with a separate bill of sale for those items. 

For example: Green 6 foot couch in living room.

I would not expect that any clothing would be included. 

Nov 01, 2017 08:21 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

They can ask, doesn't mean they will get. To answer your question, I think ALL means whatever they saw in the unit or home.

Nov 01, 2017 06:37 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Everything except personal items, inventory list is highly recommendable. 

Nov 01, 2017 05:57 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I would expect it to me all chairs, beds, couches, patio furniture, etc.  Best would be to get an itemized list.

Nov 01, 2017 08:42 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® It is best thing to do is get "all furnishings" itemized, listed and added to the contract. May need a separate Bill of Sale for these items.

Nov 01, 2017 07:10 AM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I just went into escrow on a listing I have where the buyer wanted "All the furniture".  I had the seller go through and itemize everything that was in the home, and we turned it into an addendum.  I felt "All furniture" was a bit vague, and if at closing there was dispute asto what was there when the offer was written, I'd want to have an itemized list with signatures on it. 

Nov 01, 2017 07:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Everything but personal items which should be written down.

Nov 01, 2017 07:00 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Addendum itemized list signed with the condition by all parties.

Nov 01, 2017 06:47 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Just what it says. I would also look for the word "except" too.

Nov 01, 2017 06:40 AM
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would recommend a detailed list of what is to be included, this seems to be too vague.

Nov 03, 2017 08:10 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'd never put or accept that language in a contract.  In a description I would expect it to mean furniture but not personal items.  Who sells a house with personal items?  Who wants used personal items?

Nov 02, 2017 01:43 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That comment is always a 'Red Flag' to get specifics.

Nov 02, 2017 08:42 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would think they mean everything including the coffeepot and spoons.

Nov 01, 2017 08:13 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would expect to see most everything for everyday living, but not neccessarily everything

Nov 01, 2017 06:24 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most vacation homes that I have purchased came with many forgotten gems, unfortunately the antique dealers did not appreciate them as much as I did.

Nov 01, 2017 04:58 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

What Michael Jacobs said.  In commercial real estate we had an Furniture,Fixtures & Equipment list that was part of the contract.  Every thing was listed in great detail.  Our client who sells homes a resort community lists which include the above lists everything including the number of forks, spoons and knives...A

Nov 01, 2017 02:37 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Should also have a butler and a maid.

Nov 01, 2017 12:35 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

If the seller offers this option, it is usually indicated in MLS. Otherwise, why not to ask, since the furniture will be anyway tossed away ( if it was a rental and the owners are out of area).

Nov 01, 2017 09:28 AM