Generally speaking they would be considered part of your landscaping and thus should be left, however if they really mean something to you, then have your Realtor ask the buyers through their agent if they mind if you take them.
Your Realtor despite being new should know enough to have asked his broker in charge such a question.
In the future make sure and exclude and include property that may be in question.
Good Luck in your transaction and move.
If you want to take something from the home you are selling and it is unclear if it is personal property or a fixture, disclose it in the listing and stipulate it in the purchase and sale agreement. I have seen trees, playsystems, above ground pools handled this way. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
The best thing your agent could do to not only cover you and him, but also as a learning lesson, would be to get his broker in charge involved as was already mentioned.
Best of luck with your sale!!
Pack it up and put a nice flower pot there before going active and it becomes a non-issue.
That being said, just because an item is a fixture does not mean that you have to leave it. Make it apart of the contract that this fixture does not convey with the sale of the home. Our standard offer to purchase has a section devoted to fixtures that will not stay. As long as this is clearly disclosed and agreed to between yourselves and the buyer there is no issue with you removing the fire pit. The only other question would be if you remove it will the area be an eyesore, i.e. no grass, open hole in the yard, and you should expect the buyer to ask for some dressing up of the area.
All he has to do is ask.
That input will be much more valuable than anything you will get here.