Victoria: I can't give you legal advice and this is not meant to be legal advice. For peace of mind, it may be worthwhile for you to consult with an attorney on this. It's hard to answer your question without being able to see your offer and what is in it. For example, you write that your offer is subject to court approval. What does this mean? Without more specifics on this contingency, the court could have wide discretion in approving an offer. The court could have the authority to approve the highest and best offer. Who wrote the offer for you? Did you have a buyers agent, which means you signed a contract with a Realtor and they're responsible for getting you the best price and terms? Or, was the agent who wrote the offer working for the seller? If you didn't have a contract with the agent who wrote the offer, they're working for the seller even if they're not the listing agent. If you are concerned about your offer being approved, I strongly encourage you to see an attorney whose primary area of expertise is real estate.