Are there any legal loose ends that we should be concerned about?We submitted an offer on a short sale in early October. Our realtor initially said the offer had been forwarded to the seller's attorney, and later said we were likely not going to get a response to this offer. Additionally, the section titled "TIME FOR ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER AND COUNTER-OFFERS; EFFECTIVE DATE, the offer said (a) If not signed by Buyer and Seller, and an executed copy delivered to all parties on or before 10/6/2013, this offer shall be deemed withdrawn and the Deposit, if any, shall be returned to Buyer. As such, we have since considered the offer withdrawn, and no earnest money had ever been deposited in relation to this. The realtor working with us in relation to this offer had since shown the short sale house to his/her family member. For various reasons, we felt the first realtor was not a good fit for us. No agreement was signed with the realtor for service, or the realty service he/she was assigned to us through—via our lender. We told the realtor that we were putting our search on hold for a while; and in speaking with our lender, we were encouraged to find another realtor. We notified the realty service, who in turn informed the realtor that we would not be continuing on with him/her. We now have a new realtor. We recently learned that, although the seller had never signed our original offer to purchase on the short sale, the seller's attorney is using our offer and another unsigned, slightly higher offer received after it (possibly from our former realtor for a family member), to attempt to negotiate a release of deficiency from the bank for the seller. As it is in a subdivision we would like to live in, can we simply make a new offer on the property, through our current realtor--since our original offer is legally deemed withdrawn, per the language within it (noted above)? It appears to me that there is no legal reason that doing so would be inappropriate. Am I missing something?November 07 2013 - Tampa00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.