Well, its been a hard few days that's for sure!! .............
My last post on here was over the weekend, saying 'OMG offer accepted on house and we go in less than 7wks!'. After accepting an offer on Sat, we then had a call from the estate agents on Mon saying that the buyer had his heart set on another property down the road, which he had previously offered on, but lost out. So we thought thats that, and contacted the couple who viewed our property as a rental also at the weekend. They were fortunately still keen on our house, and we verbally agreed to let it out to them in the New yr, after we leave. We then received another call from the estate agents yest saying the guy who had put in an offer was interested in our house again, as he had missed out on the other house. He made us a lower offer, as he has some sort of medical problem and needs as much as poss for his treatment. The offer was far too low so we declined it and thought that would be it. I spent last nite drafting up a tenancy agreement as we thought we would definately be going down the rental route. Then, I get another call from estate agents this morning, saying he had increased his offer, and drove round last nite and is really keen on the area etc. OMG!! My head was spinning. Our 1st choice was always to sell, but as time was getting on we advertised it as rental also the last few wks. Our dilemma is that as much as we would love to accept his offer, we now feel anxious about the whole thing, and would be worrying about him pulling out further down the line. I also dont want to mess the couple we showed round for rental, but we really would prefer to sell so that there are no loose ends here, maintenance worries etc. The estate agents say that the guy knows hes messed us around, and suggested we arrange a meeting with him. So, hes coming round to our house on Fri pm. I would really love to shake him and say, 'do you not know that im already stressed out with making such a move, we dont need this!!'
Its just the whole trust element now, which i know you can never really have untill you exchange contracts, but i really WANT to believe hes genuinely interested in buying our home, for obvious reasons. We really would be much better off taking over as much as we could when we leave in 6wks time!!!
Any opinions on our dilemma appreciated, thankyou!!