1. Make sure it is not in your sales contract, because your lender will have a big issue with it. They don’t know how to “value” personal items like furniture and will give you a hard time. So you will have to create a separate bill of sale for any personal items.
2. Make sure you make a very clear list – most people hire professional movers and they pack everything. Including items you purchasing.
3. Do a walkthrough before settlement to make sure everything you agreed upon is left at the house. If you upset the seller after the home inspection and if you don’t have anything in writing that certain pieces will stay at the house – the seller might just decide to sell it.
Very very rarely do buyers buy the furniture, but everything is negotiable – don’t ever forget that!