On a regular sale, the seller's agent has an obligation to present the two Offers to the Seller. It will be up to the Seller to decide which offer to accept, if any. Once that offer is accepted by the Seller, it will be signed by him, dated and delivered to the Buyer of his choice. That is the normal procedure. If the Seller decided not to accept your offer, he will proceed with the other Buyer then, and you should be advised by the Seller's agent about his decision. On a short sale, please consult your lawyer for details on how to proceed.
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Do you actually have a "contract"? An "offer" is not a "contract". A contract has to be signed by the Seller and you have to have a receipt for depositing your Good Faith deposit, too.
If you are trying to buy a Short Sale anything could be going on. It's difficult to "force" a Short Sale owner to honor your contract because they probably do not have any assets to go after if they try to back out of your contract.
When you say "sellers agent" do you mean you did NOT have your own agent protecting your interests?
If the listing agent is representing both you and the Seller then you may have to hire an attorney to get honest advice.
All the best,
If the attorney everyone is referring to will let you move in with them, then go that way.
It is very likely your landlord will put you on a month-to-month (If you are in good standing) until you find the home to buy.
Things like this often happen when the fine print is not read or believed.
Find another house and make a competitive purchase offer. As you know the Florida real estate fire sale ended two years ago. Make your offer competitive
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Reamx Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
With this said, outside of considering legal action that can come at great cost, you're left with continuing your search and hopefully your landlord hasn't found someone to rent your current home.
Now this may confuse you, which is why you need an attorney to explain what happened here.
May I suggest in the future you find a Realtor to help you through this minefield.
Start by explaining to your landlord that your contract fell through, and see if he is willing to extend your rental. Then it's clearly time to start looking for a new place to purchase and/or rent.
Sorry for your troubles, and I'd love to hear what happens after you talk to that lawyer.