What’s Included in a Home Sale?

When it comes to buying or selling a home, one of the most important things to consider is what to include in the sale. Understanding what is included in the sale can help ensure that both the buyer and the seller are on the same page and that there are no surprises down the road.

Typically, the items that accompany a home sale will be listed in the sales contract. This can include everything from appliances and light fixtures to window coverings and built-in storage. The seller typically decides what items accompany the home sale, and it’s important for the buyer to review this list carefully before making an offer.


One of the most common items included in a home sale is appliances. This can include things like the refrigerator, oven, stove, dishwasher, and washer and dryer. Including these appliances in the sale can save the buyer a significant amount of money and the hassle of having to purchase them separately.

Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are another item that comes with the home. These can include ceiling lights, table lamps, and wall sconces. Having these light fixtures included in the sale can be a big bonus for the buyer as it can save them the time and expense of having to purchase and install them themselves.

Window Coverings

Other common items that often come with the home are window coverings, such as blinds and curtains, as well as built-in storage such as closets, shelves, and cabinetry. These items can be especially valuable to buyers, as they add both functionality and aesthetic appeal to a home.

Other Inclusions

In addition to these items, there are a few other things that come with a home sale, such as garage door openers, security systems, and even outdoor furniture. 

In summary, when it comes to buying or selling a home, it’s important to understand what’s included in the sale. The most common items included in a home sale are appliances, light fixtures, window coverings, and built-in storage. Review the list of items included in the sale carefully to ensure that there are no surprises down the road. If you have any questions give us a call at 562.896.2456 or request our Seller’s Guide below.

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About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster