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Old 01-27-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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I've just bought a new washer and dryer and I'm wondering if I should move the old set to a small house I am going to list for sale this Spring? The old set is about twelve years old, Kenmore HE front loader washer and matching dryer and still work great. Would including it in the sale of the house appeal to young buyers? The house is in an older neighborhood and houses are selling mostly to couples buying their first home. I can always donate the set, just wondering if it would make a difference to buyers to have a washer and dryer included.
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I've just bought a new washer and dryer
and I'm wondering if I should move the old set to a small house I am going to list for sale this Spring?
Can't hurt.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Yes, you should move them to the house you plan to sell. If your screen name is indicative of the area we are talking about, it is common to have a washer and dryer included with the property. It probably won't hurt if they are not there but why take the chance?
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Can't hurt.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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How much would it cost you to move them versus give them away?
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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Typically appraisers can't give any value for "personal property" (fridge, washer / dryer) since the mortgage is on "real property". However, as long as they aren't the old avocado or harvest gold items, include them knowing it might help get a faster sale even if it isn't for more money.

If they were expensive units, I suggest advertising them as included with a full price offer, so if they beat you up in price, you keep the appliance to sell or donate for a tax deduction.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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Thanks all, I will take your advice and move them to the other house.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Thanks all, I will take your advice and move them to the other house.
I don't think you've receive enough opinions. I'd leave them in the house you will list. First time buyers are typically stretched for cash to buy new appliances. Leave them there. It might make the difference between your house and another.

I know the value is not great, but it could make a difference to the first time buyer. It won't matter to you.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I don't think you've receive enough opinions. I'd leave them in the house you will list. First time buyers are typically stretched for cash to buy new appliances. Leave them there. It might make the difference between your house and another.

I know the value is not great, but it could make a difference to the first time buyer. It won't matter to you.
LongBoatKey is moving the old ones he is going to list.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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The couple who bought our first house, a 7-8-year-old 3 bedroom, asked us if we'd consider selling them the washer and dryer. They were already at least 5 years old, so we priced them at half what we'd paid for them and they jumped on it. No haggle on the house price either, no Realtor fees and sold it the day we placed the ad in the newspaper.

I'd also recommend leaving them. You just never know. They could be the tipping point that sells your house.
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