Good evening Stacee. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you. Buyer's like this can be very very difficult for sure! You can approach this one of two ways. One, you can simply terminate the contract by notifying the buyer of the termination and returning the deposit. Going this route, you would have some risk..that risk being: i) the buyer suing for damages
...such as any costs incurred in connection with the purchase of the property and if the contract provides for specific performance, the buyer suing to force you to sell. But, buyers rarely pursue the specific performance option even if granted in the contract. Two, your seller has absolutely no legal obligation to agree to anything not specifically stated in the original contract. So, since almost all real estate
transactions have issues...inspections, title issues, appraisal, financing, etc. You can simply say no to everything the buyer requests and not agree to anything they are proposing, including any early close, and pretty much make the process so unbearable the buyer terminates. In that case, you would have no liability. In my experience. buyers rarely pursue suits...they are interested in buying a house and don't want to get caught up in time-consuming and expensive litigation. Thank you so much for allowing me to help you with your questions. I have done my best to provide information which fully addresses your question. If you have any follow up questions, please ask! If I have fully answered your question(s) to your satisfaction, I would appreciate you rating my service as OK, Good or Excellent (hopefully Good or Excellent). Otherwise, I receive no credit for assisting you today. I thank you in advance for taking the time to provide me a positive rating!