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If they really want your home they should set a realistic settlement date.
The choice is yours.....
Four months of having your property off the market and having the deal fall through will not make for a pleasant experience. I would advise making sure the deal is "rock solid" without contingencies allowing the buyer to walk without consequences and insist on a sizable deposit. Minimal contingencies and maximum financial commitment from the buyer should help greatly.
Good luck to you!
Besides, if no one else is making an offer...........then who knows how long you might have to wait for another offer.
I had buyers who wanted a long settlement because they were renting and wanted to finish out their lease term first. Other times, some buyers will ask for a long settlement based on the fact that the house is a short sale or other type of distressed property to avoid signing extensions over and over.
I would think that most of the time it would work out fine but it's always good to know their reasons to settle your own uneasiness. Good luck!
I once had a buyer ask for 6 months and it worked out just fine.