Question: Can You Sell A House Without Appliances?

Refrigerator, Stove or Washer and Dryer: While it might be customary for a seller to leave a refrigerator or stove in the kitchen, it is not required.

Even though the appliances are large, heavy and difficult to move, if they are not permanently affixed to the property, they are not a fixture and can be removed.

Do you have to leave appliances when selling house?

When you’re selling your home, it is natural to assume that anything you can safely remove is yours to keep—like the light fixtures you painstakingly cleaned and repaired, or the appliances you bought last year—but the buyer may want some of those items, too.

Do houses come with appliances?

At least, no appliances are automatically included. You can usually—but not always—count on the built-in appliances, like the oven range, stove, and dishwasher, staying put. And watch out for the super specific language Realtors use when they mean an appliance comes with the house: “does convey” vs. “does not convey”.

Is it harder to sell an empty house?

The short answer is yes, empty houses do take longer to sell than furnished, occupied or staged homes. A study from the Appraisal Institute found that vacant houses sold for 6% less than occupied houses and stayed on the market longer.