I would be unable to tell you if in your situation you, in particular, do or do not have any other choice but to sign or if you can negotiate something else. BUT - I can tell you that normally, where a group of homeowners is made an offer, they normally can obtain legal counsel (attorney) to review the offer and tell them if they can negotiate something else, ask for more money, or try to obtain better terms in those contracts, or at least explain to the homeowners exactly what signing will mean to them. Although you are planning to drive at this time, based on what you say, you can hire an attorney to review your "offer" and see what can be done, to have them get started on this before time runs out and work on it even while you are driving.
If you can find an attorney BEFORE the two days are up, or even, while out of town find an attorney BEFORE any kind of signing deadline, that attorney can see if he/she can negotiate for a delay to see if he/she can:
Normally, persons have options until a deadline passes, once it passes they may not have a second chance, but before it passes they can try to do as much as possible if they take action.
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