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If you like what the seller replaced the curtains & drapes with, you should be happy, they didn't have to do that at all.
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Main Street Realtors
Congratulations on your purchase. I hope you close Escrow successfully and have a happy life in your new home.
When it comes to personal property, everything is negotiable, provided it is carefully mentioned in the offer to purchase. This allows the seller to either accept, reject or counter. But at least it opens the dialogue and gives the buyers the chance to request furniture and other items to be included in the sale.
If you really liked those curtains, it gives you an excuse to go shopping :)
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There is no distinct line between "personal property" (things belonging to the owner). and "fixtures" (things belonging to the property itself). The general rule is, if it's "attached permanently" it belongs to the house.
Curtains being a decor type item would not apply. To be safe, always include the items you would like to keep with the house, in the purchase contract. Then those items can be discussed and negotiated between the buyer and seller.
Check 8b2 and 8c on page 3 of your purchase agreement, then check any counteroffers and addendums. Then ask your agent to present it to the listing agent ASAP. There is always Judge Judy.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
Sara Mehrpouyan CDPE
Dre License #01712757
Just refer to your original purchase agreement. Look at page 3 of 8, paragraph 8 B, Items included in the sale. Section (2) lists window coverings. However, look further to paragraph 8 C, items excluded from sale. Does it mention the window coverings there as an exclusion? If not - you also need to review all your counter offers - then the window coverings - not just the rods and brackets - are included in the sale.
Better yet, have your agent review these paragraphs with you and show you where the window coverings were excluded.
Now mini blinds or shutters on the other hand are attached to the wall some way so they are to be included. Just has the actual curtain rods are to stay. It is written into the contract but some times people miss that part of the contract so I personally explain what would be included and what wouldn't at the time of contract signing in case my clients would like to ask for something in the home that isn't included per the contract how it's written.
When there is a question about what will stay with the home upon sale, these items need to be clearly discussed and put in writing before anything is signed. This saves headaches later.
When a person stages the home with nice drapes and cookies, they have the right to remove those items. Shutters may be a different animal, as they are attached or could be attached more permanently than drapes.
Contact your agent and ask him/her how she interprets the agreement.
Dot Chance, Realtor®
Certified Distressed Property Expert – CDPE®
DRE License #01494182
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