Mooresvillen…, Home Buyer in Litchfield Park, AZ

what does speakers,shed,ceiling fan do not convey?

Asked by Mooresvillenancy, Litchfield Park, AZ Sat Jan 29, 2011

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- Dane Mickelsen -’s answer
Like it has been said before that just means that those items are not included in the sale. However if you have not written the contract yet and those are items that you really want, you can still ask for them in the contract. That could be a good negotiation point for you. Good luck!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 6, 2011
Do not convey would generally mean that the listed items are not included in the sale of the property.

One of the most important aspects is your actual contract itself. The MLS offering may include certain items but the actual contract between the buyer and seller would constitute the legally binding agreement.

We often see mis- understandings when a buyer thinks because it was listed one way that's what they are getting in the purchase. We then go to the actual contract documents and determine what stays and what does not.


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 30, 2011
This means that these idems are not part of the transaction and will be removed by the owner before the new owner takes occupancy. As a potential buyer, care should be take that the removal of these items is done properly and safely.

Good luck,

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 30, 2011
It means that the items listed as "do not convey" are not part of the sale of the home. Typically, any fixtures to the home, such as the speakers, shed and ceiling fan that you think would normally be included in the sale, will not be included per the seller's instructions.

This doesn't mean that the seller will not be willing to work out a separate bill of sale for those items. You can always ask if you are interested.

As Loren stated, it can be questionable if the seller has the right to not convey some items if they were originally installed in the home when the seller purchased or refinanced the home.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
The term "does not convey" has been explained. I would like to offer another thought. If this is a short sale those items are "affixed" to the asset and would normally convey. They technically belong to the bank as part of its collateral. Their removal by the owner is highly questionable (perhaps illegal) if it in anyway diminishes the price the house sells for.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
"Does not convey" means that they don't intend to include it in the sale of the home. You can, of course, request these items as part of the sale but they usually would be items you would Expect to be included and they intend to remove them. Ceiling fans and blinds, for example, are attached and included in a sale in Arizona. Amy Luksza,
Designated Broker
Cross Street Realty
Goodyear, AZ
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Hi Mooresvillen!

As stated below those items are going with the seller. The bigger issue for you to worry about is, If the speakers are built into the walls, what will be there when they move out? Holes? Will there be wires hanging from the ceiling after they remove the ceiling fan? Make sure your Realtor negotiates either a replacement or that those items will stay. Have them throw it in the negotiations.

Best of luck!

Jonas Mancuso
Remax / Lakeland
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
When a listing says "does not convey" that means that those items are not included in the purchase price of the home. Sometimes these items have significant meaning to the seller (personal memories, antique, etc.)or the seller thinks that they will be reused at their new home. Sometimes you can ask for them to be included as part of your negotiation, other times the seller will make them available for a price.

Remember, everything is negotiable.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Hello Mooresvillenancy. When you see a listing that has specific verbiage in the comments such as what you mentioned, it typically means that those specific items do not convey with the sale of the home.
Most of the time, a 'fixture' is an item that is 'attached' to the home, and when you purchase the home, those fixtures 'convey' or transfer to you, the new owner.

Occassionally, an owner will want to take some of their fixtures with them when they move, such as ceiling fans, built-in speakers, light fixtures/chandeliers, etc. This is acceptable so long as the new buyer agrees to those terms in writing, up-front when the contract is signed by both parties. It's critical to have all of those things addressed during the 'negotiation' period so they don't become issues later just before closing.

Hope that helps! Happy House Hunting!

Jim Mitchell
Century 21 All Star, REALTORS
Cell: 480.231.6769
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