We had the best offer financially, and offered a free rent-back, etc., but the offer below us waived the appraisal contingency. The agent said the seller was extremely paranoid that the home would appraise notably below our offer. So he took a little less for a sure thing.

It’s so amusing, I was just telling some friends tonight that the only way we wouldn’t be selected would have to be for someone else to have cash in hand. And I was sadly correct.

No shop for Zoidberg. Just a very sad wife.