As mentioned in the earlier comments. You can make an offer, & let your presence be know at the side line, but once the sale contract is reviewed & accepted by the Buyers & Sellers attorneys (Attorney review), the contract becomes a legally binding contract to both parties. Obligating both parties, the buyer & seller, to legally preform a specific action within a specific terms dictated in the contract. For example: I Mr. buyer will buy house 429 Hooper Ave from Mr & Mrs Seller for $XXXX amount of dollars within XXXX amount of days, with a mortgage contingency, Home inspection contingencies & ect, ect. So if you really love that house let your interest be known, You never know, not every contract goes together.... All in all, It always works out for a reason. Lose a favorite house to find a better one later...
On the other hand, from my experience in really estate... Time is the biggest deal killer in real estate. Good market or bad market, everyone is looking for a Good Deal. Therefore Good Deals don't last long because everyone is looking for one. With that in mind I always think its important for buyers to have a advantage perspective on their target market & its current market conditions. So when the time is right, They can make an educated and confident decision to jump on a Good Deal! Reach out if you feel you need real estate info in a more timely manner. I have a lot of great features & web tools buyers love using to keep them up with the market...
All in all, Its a shame some one beat you to the punch line on that house, but it all works out for a reason. At the same time, there's numerous great house coming on the market everyday or having price reductions.... I'm sure you'll find a new HOME in time.....
Good Luck and Happy Hunting...
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