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We know of no limit in NYS.
Usually a buyer will grow tired of the wait after a few days and move on unless there is a valid reason for the delay.
Bonnie Chernin and Dave Rogoff
Fillmore Real Estate Br#19
2926 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11210
917-593-4068 (David Mobile)
646-318-5031 (Bonnie Mobile)
Good Luck !
You then can also always run into the seller that just doesn't care about dates and does his/her own thing. Remember you can withdraw and move on should you desire.
Otherwise the seller can come back at any "reasonable" time letter and accept your offer. This is where things can get ugly. Let's say that it's 2 weeks later. You gave up and put in an offer and earnest money on another house. You no longer want the first house but you can be sued for something called specific performance.
ALWAYS put a time limit on your offers. Anyone who doesn't is asking for trouble.
When you are ready to purchase a home I suggest you hire a Buyers Agent and they will put together an offer with the expire date and time as the seller should provide you with an answer whether it be accepting your offer or rejecting it. If you are in unfamiliar waters hire a professional that will make sure your interest is protected. Hope this helped.