I think you handled it right with your Realtor saying that since there is no offer on the house yet, you are not thinking about if and when you might sell any personal items. .
Purchase price on the house should be separate from the personal items. As far as i am concerned, if I am sellng my house today, and there is nothing that I have to keep; if the offer is outstanding, I'd go out and get all new furnitures for ourselves and give away what's here. But short of a solid offer, all bets are off. However, don't get upset over this. Treat it as a business request and handle it as such. You do want to keep good relationship going with this 'prospect' .
I am sorry about the situation you are in now, i wish you best of luck!
As far as the by-laws, you should have a copy already from when you purchased the house. A copy of the resale certificate will be given to them after they are under contract. That cost is about $250 from the property management team of RR.
I am certain that the buyers want to get alot more than my house. Let alone the fact that we have already reduced it so much that we are losing money already. If these people had made a reasonable offer and asked for instance if we could include the whole media room furniture or a bedroom etc. , it would be different. They aren't even being specific to a certain room. They want me to list or tag everything that I may sell with the house and make a low ball offer for it all. After all we are giving our house away because we bought another one that is at stake if we don't sell this one. What a mess. Now they want copies of the HOA bylaws. Am I required to pay for these copies?
Maybe, to simplify things, identify those items that you don't wish to sell. ("Does not convey.") That's typically done with fixtures such as light fixtures and window coverings, but certainly could be done with personal possessions as well. So, you identify those things you're not willing to part with. And your agent tells the buyer's agent that everything else is negotiable.
I wouldn't be overly concerned about the request.
Hope that helps.
In today's market some agents are thinking anything goes if they have an interested buyer! :) But I'd have to agree with your line of thought. Your agent should try to tap into how serious these buyers are and try to get an offer before you go to the trouble of doing this UNLESS you have stated that the furniture is negiotiable somewhere in your home's remarks. If that is the case, an interested buyer may already assume you have this list handy. If nothing else, the agent should have a pre-approval letter to try an make this request sound a little stronger.