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Jeff Boomhauer
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When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
My mom is selling her house so she can downsize after my dad passed a few years ago and my brother and I both have our own homes & families. My dad had set up a really nice surround sound system in a game room / play room above the garage.

The front of the system has two tower speakers standing on each side of the tv and center speaker sitting on a shelf under the tv. The back speakers are recessed into the ceiling. The front of the system looks similar to this. Image: https://images.crutchfieldonline.com/ImageBank/v20180131145100/core/learn/article/1139/4k-home-theater-Polk_signature-mobile.jpg


And the rear speakers look similar to this Image: https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--sxK0o6_U--/c_fill,fl_progressive,g_center,h_900,q_80,w_1600/jpkcwo4wcwqnexlc9sqa.jpg


Does the entire system stay with the house or just the rear speakers? As far as I know the agreement doesn’t specifically say either way


East Coast Band
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
Typically, attached stuff stays, unattached stuff goes.

But, it's all negotiable.


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Eighteen
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
If they don’t specifically say they have to stay in the agreement then you can take them with you (but you’ll have to patch the holes in the roof and they will have to give the OK on the work) Should’ve mentioned it prior to showings though to make it easier on yourself

ETA: This far in I doubt some old speakers will affect the sale either way
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fallguy_1978
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
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As far as I know the agreement doesn’t specifically say either way 

It probably doesn't matter. I'd leave the recessed speakers and take everything else if it were me.


Fusaichi Pegasus
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
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just the rear speakers


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BigPapiDoesItAgain
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
Negotiable, but the general rule of thumb is that if its built in, it stays, none of that except the in-ceiling rear surrounds appear as a built-in, so assumption would be no, though something like that could be a point of negotiation from the buyer.


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soccerfüt
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
Jesus god, it ain’t worth that much.

Move on.

Image: https://media.giphy.com/media/igR5863TALcSk/giphy.gif




ellishughtiger
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
Take the TV and leave the speakers and amp. There are cheaper, smaller and more efficient surround sound features these days.


OweO
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
Is the house being sold as is? Will all the furniture be staying? Either way, I doubt they bought the home just for the surround sound, so I would take it.


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BallsEleven
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
I would definitely leave the recessed speakers.

If she doesn’t want the other stuff, you could offer to sell the rest to the buyer.


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keakar
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
well you need to ask the agent if it was part of the deal, a simple phone call is all it takes.

either way, common sense says the ceiling speakers should be left or you will have to patch and paint the ceilings if you remove them.

if the system is over 5 years old why bother with it at all and just leave it, im sure its pretty outdated and any new system would be a huge upgrade over an older system


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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
In the big scope of things that is some dated technology and probably not worth the hassle of installation with the new home. Have smaller sound systems that put out just as much wattage now as those big ones used too.


soccerfüt
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
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In the big scope of things that is some dated technology and probably not worth the hassle of installation with the new home. Have smaller sound systems that put out just as much wattage now as those big ones used too.
This.

Move on.

Get the deal done.


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shutterspeed
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
It depends whether your moms still gonna be bumpin that Human Centipede at her new place.


FLBooGoTigs1
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
The visual of my mom bumpin a centipede made me laugh


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Tempratt
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
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Take the TV and leave the speakers and amp


Well,the power amp/preamp isn't shown. The Polks could be left behind and its no loss.

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.....cheaper, smaller and more efficient surround sound features these days.



You must be a female.


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Tester1216
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
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It probably doesn't matter. I'd leave the recessed speakers and take everything else if it were me.


This.

I don’t think the new owners would want holes in the ceiling.


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BigPerm30
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
I didn’t realize you could sell your college apartment.


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Jeff Boomhauer
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Arlen, TX
Member since Jun 2016
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
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Jesus god, it ain’t worth that much.

Move on.



Jesus God, I don’t know what to tell the estate sell lady. I’m not keeping it either way-ass hole. I don’t want to sell it then it cause my mom problems later on.


Proximo
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re: When selling a house does the surround sound system stay with the house?
Look up the component part cases in LA


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