Buyer has 46 cats
Minor panic attack mode atm. So the buyer comes over with her agent, our first introduction, and unplanned, as my agent was busy and her agent had lost her keybox card, someone needed to let them in. Flooring guys were coming to measure for new floors. During the course of the visit, it comes out that she "Doesn't know" how many cats she has but it's "45-46 maybe" and will the neighbors have a problem with that??.......After exchanging awkward looks with her agent I say IDK but they are pretty laid back most of them. This is a middle class neighborhood of 3 1/2 bedroom homes, so honestly, inside I'm thinking my neighbors are going to freak. More of what I'm thinking is, this buyer is totally unreliable kook who is tying me up for thirty days for nothing.
Where it stands, my home is currently in escrow final in late Aug, this buyer is cash but their offer is quite low, and she wants me to do some further yardwork that I had hoped to avoid. In addition, I am sure it is illegal to keep that many cats in this neighborhood, not to mention unethical. She insisted she keeps them humanely but mentioned they would be allowed to roam at will, and most animal hoarders believe they are doing the right thing no matter what.
Meanwhile I have a second buyer waiting, preapproved for a mortage, their offer is for full price and they seem like nice folks who are going to fix the place up, and they don't require me to do anything further, accepting it as-is. The problem with the second offer is my house is in fairly bad condition -therefore the asking price is quite reduced to begin with- and my agent says she fears the bank won't give a loan for a house in as lousy repair as this one is. My number one concern is this buyer is going to flake out on me before the close of escrow, by then I will lose the second buyer. Right now I'm thinking I should find away out of this contract. Any thoughts?
One really weird twist is I had another cash buyer, my very first offer on the home, his son ended up in jail for arson five days before close of escrow and the deal fell through. Are all cash buyers kooks? -offense, because, should all work out soon I will be a cash buyer where I'm headed, but....jeez...