You could have made the buyer strengthen the offer by demanding more earnest money, a shorter mortgage contingency period, or requiring that the buyer get a pre-approval from a lender that you trust. Good luck.
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Most agents (myself included) are hesitant to show properties to our clients (unless they insist) that they might fall in love with, and not be able to have.
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Have your Realtor put it in the MLS as Backup Status, not Pending. Backup means you are still showing and accepting Backup offers. Pending means you're not showing anymore or accepting any more offers.