When we first received an offer from the buyer's agent on a particular listing, it was received two weeks after the agent showed the home. He apologized for the late delivery of the offer. Which seemed very strange. No other explanation. It was also a financed offer with a 21-day close. Did not seem real, but since the paperwork checked out and we had no other list-price offers like this one, we accepted it.
Of course, we had to issue a counter offer to fix all of the mistakes and oversights in the offer but that's par for the course for a listing agent in Sacramento real estate. You would be amazed at how many agents cannot write a clean offer. But I was not expecting to receive a cancellation at 10 PM, the minute I landed from Hawaii in Sacramento.
You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Cannot Get Off the Plane Without a Buyer Cancellation.