Here’s how inclusions and exclusions work in real estate transactions.

When you’re touring a home that you’ve purchased, you probably see all the lovely things in and around it. Do you want to keep them? What do you want to keep with the home? Inclusions and exclusions are all negotiable in a real estate contract. 

A hot tub can be an exclusion, but they’re typically inclusions because they’re built into the home. A movie screen is usually an exclusion, but it’s something you can ask for. It’s important to read the contract carefully and know what exactly a homeowner has excluded from a sale if anything.

“A hot tub or movie screen could be an inclusion or an exclusion.”

Basically, anything that has to be screwed in is considered an inclusion. That’s what I tell my clients. However, if it’s put in the contract that the homeowner is going to take it, they can. Or you can negotiate to keep it. That goes for hot tubs, deck furniture, screens, televisions, anything.

If you have questions about inclusions, exclusions, or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.