Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Seller cancellation http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate So the seller won't get enough ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ So the seller won't get enough net proceeds from their sale price to pay their closing costs including their&nbsp;Realtor!&nbsp;They are going&nbsp;to bring some of their own savings to settlement? That means it really wasn't about the inspection issues at all. That's troubling. Watch out for more surpirses. Good luck! Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-15T00:17:00Z I am glad to hear its working ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ I am glad to hear its working itself out.. not a good situation when the seller wants to back out. Good luck with your purchase. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-14T23:39:00Z Thank you everyone for the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ Thank you everyone for the advice. The seller's broker was able to convince him to go ahead and allow us to move forward and finish the sale. Our Realtor said that it sounded like they were going to have a dispute over the listing fees that the seller would have had to pay out of pocket as opposed to out of the proceeds. We never really had to move forward with anything, they worked it out on their own.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Thanks again!&nbsp; Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-14T21:06:00Z It appears the seller is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ It appears the seller is balking at having repairs made prior to settlement. If you can hold off on these repairs then maybe the seller will agree to go forward. I am confused about why the mortgage company needs to be involved in a minor repair. It was probably a mistake to involve them, unless these repairs are safety related or occupancy related. You seemed to indicate they were optional and minor. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-13T18:34:00Z This is a very frustrating ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ This is a very frustrating situation for all involved.&nbsp; You absolutely can sue for performance and would likely win.&nbsp; However, these situations often end up very poorly for all involved.&nbsp; If sellers are forced to sell their home, then the buyer often ends up with a "sabatoged" property and bad feelings abound.&nbsp; I would highly recommend negotiating with the seller for a "buy out" of the contract.&nbsp; The seller would need to pay you for all expenses incurred and possibly a settlement for your time.<br/>Best of luck to you! Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-13T16:54:00Z rg270,Did you ask for additional ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ rg270,<br/>Did you ask for additional repairs after the seller expressed desire to cancel the contract? Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-13T16:39:00Z Contact a Real Estate Attorney ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ Contact a Real Estate Attorney and place a lien on the property.&nbsp; You can sue the seller for Specific Performance and will likely win.&nbsp; Remind the agents that they can also sue the seller for commissions.&nbsp; <br/><br/>The seller may agree to a settlement in order to stay, but in the end, they does not help you.<br/><br/>Good luck, let us know how it goes. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-13T14:05:00Z After talking to your realtor, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ After talking to your realtor, I would suggest talking to a real estate attorney. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-13T12:50:00Z What has your Realtor ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ What has your Realtor suggested?&nbsp; Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-13T10:10:00Z I think that you need to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ I think that you need to have your buyer agent have a nice talk with the listing agent, to see how they can make this situation work.&nbsp; Regarding the cancellation of the contract, I would run it by a real estate attorney, the seller may have to pay some expenses that you already incurred.&nbsp; Check with a real estate attorney to be on the save side.&nbsp; Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-cancellation/478413/ 2013-02-13T04:12:00Z