I was upset the buyer wanted and expected my personal stuff.
When our family moved from an apartment into our first home, we didn’t have a lot of furniture. But then over the years, like homeowners everywhere, we outfitted our home comfortably. I was caught by surprise during the negotiations when the buyer requested that an antique mirror be included in the deal. My agent said it was common practice and that I should offer it up as a gesture of good will. Frankly, I simply wasn’t willing to part with it. I told them it was a wedding gift. (I fibbed.)