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Can a contingent house fall through?
The deal: The buyer’s offer is contingent on them selling their home first. There is a high risk that the contingent offer could fall through and jeopardize your sale.
Can a seller back out of a pending sale?
But unlike buyers, sellers can’t back out and forfeit their earnest deposit money (usually 1-3 percent of the offer price). If you decide to cancel a deal when the home is already under contract, you can be either legally forced to close anyway or sued for financial damages.
Can a pending sale fall through?
A sale that is “under contract” means an agreement has been made between the seller and buyer, but the sale is still subject to contingencies. In a “pending sale,” contingencies have lapsed, and the deal is near closing. A pending sale can still fall through if there’s an issue with financing or the home inspection.
Why is a house pending for so long?
But a pending offer almost always means there’s an “accepted and binding contract” between buyer and seller, according to real estate agent Carrie George of Keller Williams Top of the Rockies. It means that both parties have signed a contract and are ready to move forward.
Why is Zillow showing contingent homes?
If you see the word “contingent” on your listing, it means that your buyer is working through any contingencies that were a part of their offer — like a financing contingency, home inspection contingency, or buyer home sale contingency.
How long is a typical closing on a house?
Do real estate agents lie about other offers?
No, they can’t. Real estate agents are required to treat all clients AND customers with the fiduciary duty of honesty. Even if the seller told him/her to say that, he/she should not.
Do Realtors always say there is another offer?
The REALTOR(R) Code of Ethics says listing agents must tell the truth about offers that have actually been received, though the content of those offers is confidential and not disclosed. Most REALTORS(R) are honest and abide by the Code.
What happens if two offers are made on a house?
When there are multiple offers, the seller typically takes one of three actions: Accepts the most favorable offer. Counters all offers to give everyone a chance to come back with a better bid in an effort to get the best price and terms. Counters the offer closest to the price and terms the seller’s seeking.