Unfortunately nowadays you just can't go by someone's word. I'm sure it clearly states in the contract that possession will take place on Closing and without anything in writing that the buyers agreed for you to stay in the house you may be out of luck. Tack this up as one of those life lessons!
Corey Dwan - REALTOR
Benson Sotheby's International Realty
P.O. Box 210
433 Sixth Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224
I would pull out my contract. Here is almost ALWAYS written either Close of escrow or close of escrow plus 3 days. Without something in writing I would suggest you put the pedal to metal and get it moving. If you have to get the pods that are live a moving truck. They drop it off, you fill it up and they take away. Then you tell them when and where to drop it off when you are ready for your new place. They are cheaper than a storage and easy. Then find some temporary living. They now own the house.
The other suggestion is to offer rent for the month. Then maybe... you will both be happy.
Best of Luck.
It is sad to say this but 8 of 10 people don't know how to be accountable to their word anymore so it will always protect yourself to get something so important in writting. You may want to try to make an arrangement with them for the remaining time, but may need to offer some consideration ($$) for the time at the house. Be sure to get that in writting as well, even a hand written note that is signed by you and the new owners should work to prevent continued headache over this.