Zillow Advice: Buying Process - lose bid because of dual agent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate The seller is allowed to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ The seller is allowed to accept or reject any offer they want.&nbsp; It is very likely that while your offer was higher in gross, it had a lower net to the seller.&nbsp; Whether this was a dual agent reducing the percentage they skim or other details of the contract is unknown.&nbsp; But guess what "buyers" agents aren't free or even at no cost to the buyer there are both benefits and liabilities associated with using one. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ 2012-07-06T23:00:00Z I know it is frustrating, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ I know it is frustrating, but I suggest you move on and start looking for another property.&nbsp; There are too many permutations as to the reason for which the seller chose the other offer.&nbsp; Sometimes is the terms, other times the type of mortgage, etc...&nbsp; chuck it up to being part of the process and hopefully you will find a better property.&nbsp; Good luck! Fri, 06 Jul 2012 19:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ 2012-07-06T19:09:00Z I know it is frustrating ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ I know it is frustrating but often, it is not just about price. A seller should be equally concerned about other terms such as appraisal and loan contingency, inspections contingency, who is expected to pay for the various costs involved, amount of down payment,&nbsp;how qualified (and how motivated) the buyer is. Even things like why the buyer wants the house.<br/><br/>The seller&nbsp;can accept any offer he want to. It doesn't have to be the highest price.<br/>&nbsp; Fri, 06 Jul 2012 18:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ 2012-07-06T18:19:00Z As frustrating as it may ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ As frustrating as it may be, the seller is allowed to chose any buyer they wish (assuming no discrimination against protected categories described in the fair housing act).&nbsp; Price is only one of the things that is evaluated in the offer, various contingencies such as financing, inspection etc as well as request for seller contributing to closing costs are additional.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When all else has been evaluated, a seller can flip a coin if they wish.<br/><br/>What can be done?&nbsp;&nbsp; Move on and find another house you like.<br/><br/> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lose-bid-because-of-dual-agent/449907/ 2012-07-06T17:42:00Z