My clients and I were on the hunt for a home large enough to accommodate their baby grand piano.
After viewing a dozen or so homes, we found "the one". We knew it would accommodate the piano because the seller already had one in the formal dining room.
The offer was written and accepted. My clients house was under contract so this would be a back-to-back closing.
Things got interesting on closing day. . .
At 8:00 a.m. we learned that the sellers daughter couldn't pick up the piano before closing. No worries; my clients said they could pick it up later in the week.
A piano mover was scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to move my clients piano... except they didn't show up!
My clients received a text stating there was a delay and they rescheduled for 10:00 a.m. Once again, the movers failed to show. After numerous phone calls, the movers rescheduled for 1:00 p.m. All the while, closing was tenuous.
Eventually they arrived, carefully wrapped the piano (below, left) for transport, and relocated it to its new home.
Here are the pianos, side by side. The one on the right was picked up after closing, with the new owners permission.
So, yes, baby grands can delay closing. It almost delayed THIS one. Fortunately, thanks to the patience and understanding of all Realtors and parties involved (especially my wonderful clients), closing was not delayed.