Good question. According to the contract you should leave the light fixtures in the home that were there when the buyer came through to view your home. All 'attached' features in the home are considered a part of the contract unless specifically put them into the 'exclusions' section of the contract. That often happens with chandeliers, mirrors, certain curtains and shades, etc. Otherwise taking these things could be considered a breach of contract and there would be consequences involves.
Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
Have your agent discuss with the Buyer's agent.
If you agreed that they should stay, then they should. HOWEVER â€¦ human nature being what it is, have your REALTOR check with the buyerâ€™s REALTOR to see if theyâ€™d mind you swapping them out. If they do mind, then the fixtures stay. If they DONâ€™T mind, then replace them with fixtures of comparable value. And by comparable, I mean same style, same price.
If I had a dollar for every time someone took out a very nice crystal chandelier and replaced it with a $50.00 replacement from Home Depot â€¦ Iâ€™d be as rich as Alan May ...
Congratulations on Selling your house. I've always heard the general rule is if it takes a tool to remove it, then it stays unless otherwise specified in the contract. Communication is the absolute best thing. Just find out if the Buyer's mind if you switch them out. You sure don't want any unneccesary stress just before closing. These days it takes so much work on everyone's part just to get transactions closed, the more you all communicate the better your closing will go.
Hope that helps,
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Serving the Denver Metro Area