This is not intended to be taken as legal advice...My recommendation.....wait a week to be sure the transaction closes. Or enter into an agreement that allows a "kick out clause" that protects you in the event the property doesn't close.
I wouldn't put any money down either until its closer.
This is not legal advice, just a Realtor's opinion.
Your question would be best answered by an attorney.
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