Originally Posted by Lindagerr
Well this is a disappointment for you. Yes it is legal to not accept a offer on your home or any real estate that you are selling. Is it unethical what the sellers did, the answer would be no it is not. Who knows at what time the other offer came in, it really could have been in before your offer. The sellers do not want to be harrassed over their decision they made that is why they are refusing to speak to anyone. Also please remember they have a realtor to be their messenger. People have realtors for a reason. They take the heat for decisions and are the sellers "agent". Your real estate contract was not binding until the lawyer signed off on it. Which never happened.
Also there is no need to be embarrassed by a real estate deal gone bad. It is nothing you did wrong it is just part of the real estate game. Now my belief is that this was not your house. What is the old saying things happen for a reason. I really do feel that way. As disappointed as we can get when things don't go our way, they happen for a reason.
Now dust yourself off, get going, and get your NJ house cleaned, painted, and ready to show. This just bought you more time to unload your NJ house.
When you are given lemons make lemonade. You will find a better house.
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