Just wondering how many consumers and real estate professionals assume (ugh!) that if something is included in the listing and the brochure, that is is still included if the offer comes in under the offered list price? It seems to me that there are many people that don't understand this and are surprised when an item is countered out, or, if the agent forgot to ask for it, just plain gone at the walk through.
If the appliances are offered with the house at $249,900 and your offer is for anything less, here in Rochester, you'd better be asking for those appliances in your offer - I always include them if offered in the listing no matter what the price being offered so there is no misunderstanding. Same with window treatments and the like.
Point being, if you want something make sure to put it in writing even if it is in the offered listing. If a buyer client wants to ask for furniture in the offer, I usually discourage this as I have had many sellers very offended when offers come in asking for these types of furnishings. I am not a used appliance or used furniture salesperson - please don't ask me what it's worth.
What is typical in your area?