The important thing is that once you have that signed contract they cannot sale to anyone else unless you default on your side. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on the "green thumbs up" or the "best answer".
La Rosa Realty
As Antonio and Danielle explained, this is not uncommon and serves an important role in the buying/selling process.
This practice does not place your purchase offer in jeopardy. Even if a back up offer comes in at a significantly higher price (there is no way for you to know this), your contract is the one that will be executed. However, should you choose to play hardball and insist the light switch plates be replaced, such action creates the opportunity for the seller to say, "Next."
If you like the house enough to make an offer, you can be certain others will like it too. Back up offers can keep the process moving forward with everyone negotiating in good faith.
To answer you question, they CAN NOT PULL OUT of your contract, UNLESS you give them the opportunity.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realec Group, Palm Harbor, FL