To effectively negotiate furniture into the sales agreement for a house, you should identify in advance any furniture that you are interested in selling or buying, let the realtor know your terms and expectations, don't be afraid to receive or make a counteroffer, and closely examine the sales contract.
When purchasing or selling a home you can expect to do a great deal of negotiating and bargaining. Common things that transactors discuss include the price of the home, and what items are included in the sale, like furniture. Here is some advice on negotiating the furniture when buying or selling a home:
If you are interested in buying or selling any furniture you should tell us in advance
If you are a seller, make sure you already have a clear list of the furniture pieces that you are willing to leave behind or sell with the house. Furniture is included in the contract mostly when the buyer and seller can't come to a deal. If the purchaser talks about the inclusion of extra items, it is good to be prepared. If you are buying, be sure to look for items in the house that you are interested in when you are able to take a peek inside. Adequate attention must be paid on expensive furniture pieces that decorate your home as their replacement would be difficult.
Explain to the realtor what you want and how you plan to go about it
Make a note of which things you want to purchase or sell and give the list of items to your realtor. The real estate agent is the one who deals with the terms and negotiation between the purchaser and seller. As a buyer you should be certain to tell your realtor your standards for any possible deals in advance. For sellers, be careful about letting go of too much furniture too soon. Let the realtor know your terms, but you may want to hold back on offering high-cost pieces early in the negotiation. If the potential homebuyer needs some encouragement to consummate the deal, you can offer to include your more expensive furniture items.
There is no need to be afraid about making or getting a counteroffer
If you are a seller, you should not be surprised if your initial offer gets declined and you receive a counter offer. If you are presented with a counteroffer, look over it to see if the terms and conditions are consistent with your needs and then make a decision about whether you want to add furniture to the agreement. For buyers, don't be afraid to voice an alternative proposition if you see that the seller's proposal still has room for negotiation.
Closely examine the sales contract
Sellers should already have written a contract with clearly defined terms. Verify again and again so that you are not in trouble of any kind. In the case of buyers, make sure that you have examined the contract to determine if the seller included any furniture pieces in the deal. In order to make sure that you do not miss even the minutest print, ask your lawyer to review the same.
Buyers and sellers need not be nervous about negotiating all the possible issues as the purchase and sale of a property is a major event for both.