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Selling Your Austin Home: What Will Convey?

When you’re planning to sell your Austin home, there are many things to consider.  One of them is what will convey with your home’s ownership. There are certain things you will definitely want to take with you. There are some items you have no intention of bringing to your new home, and probably a few things that you plan on taking but could live without and leave behind if it meant selling your home more quickly. When you’re preparing your Austin house to sell on the real estate market, it’s a good idea to make a list of what items will and won’t convey. As a rule of thumb, anything attached to your home is considered part of it and conveys with the property; everything else goes with the seller. There is a little bit of wiggle room and negotiation involved in conveyance, however, and it can get a little tricky. If you have never sold a home before or it has been several years, this is a good topic to discuss with your Austin real estate agent.

Appliances
If there are no appliances where you are going or you are personally attached to them, you may want to take them with you. On the other hand, many homebuyers are looking for houses in move-in ready condition, so this could be an issue. This could also affect the market value, so consider it carefully.

Luxury Items
There are some items in your Austin home or on your property that you have added to personalize it and make it more comfortable. Things like your hot tub, shed and above-ground pool are removable items that could easily stay where they are or be disconnected and taken with you. They will likely add interest to the property if they are in working condition and convey. On the other hand, they may be an added expense and a hassle to replace where you are headed and you don’t want to part with them. Depending on the situation, you might need to be flexible.

The Little Things
When you have taken the time to carefully decorate your Austin home, some potential buyers could be very enamored with some of your choices. For example, your fireplace set or window treatments might be requested to stay. They probably add little value to your home, but could be deal-breakers or change the tenor of the sale if you refuse.

When it comes down to conveyance items, making a decision may be a matter of personal preference or could be influenced by what type of situation you will be moving into. Make some initial decisions on what is included in the value of the home. If you find that some items are requested to convey that you hadn’t planned on parting with, weigh your options and talk it over with your real estate agent.

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