“Back on Market” is a type of property status a home will have when it was under contract, but came back onto the market and when this happens a lot of home buyer’s want to know why. Sometimes it’s a red flag that there is something wrong with the house or price and other times it’s for absolutely no reason at all, literally the home could be close to perfect, but still come back onto the market. So what are the most common reasons why a home will “back on market?” here are the top four.
The Sky is Gray
Some real estate contracts give buyers the option to cancel the contract for ANY reason. Now, most home buyer’s don’t submit an offer on a home with the intention of canceling the contract if their offer is accepted, but it does happen. Maybe they had buyers remorse, maybe they found a property they liked more or maybe their circumstances changed and buying a home was no longer a possibility.
It’s also not uncommon for home buyers to cancel a contract if they are purchasing a short sale or bank owned home. Sometimes the short sale process can be challenging, take longer than anticipated and the buyer can no longer wait or want to wait. Whatever the reason may be it doesn’t matter if the sky is gray, blue or hot pink because if the contract stipulates a buyer can cancel for any reason then they can cancel for any reason and the home will come “back on market.”
No matter how old a home is the home inspector will always find something wrong, even on newly constructed homes. Sometimes the items an inspector finds are visible or previously disclosed by the seller, so they were expected, but other times the inspector’s findings are a surprise to all parties. When unforeseen items come up, especially costly ones, some sellers are willing to fix the items, reduce the contracted price or give the buyer a credit to keep the deal together. However, occasionally some buyers will cancel the contract no matter what the seller is willing to do and the home will come “back on market.”
Homes appraising less than the contracted price does happen and when it does a few things can happen. The seller can reduce the contracted price to the appraised price, the buyer can come up with additional funds to make up the shortfall, the buyer and seller can meet somewhere in the middle or the buyer can cancel. When the deal can’t be salvaged due to a low appraisal the home will come “back on market.”
The days of every buyer being able to get a loan are long gone and typically if a buyer is pre-approved for a loan in today’s market it is unlikely they will get denied, but it can happen. Maybe the loan officer didn’t thoroughly pre-approve them, maybe the buyer withheld important information or maybe something came up while under contract, like job loss, which produced loan denial. When a buyer is denied it is possible they may qualify for another loan program or through another lender, but when they can’t or won’t the home will come “back on market.”
There are several reasons why a home will come “back on market” and a buyer should never rule the house out because it’s “back on market.” Over the years I’ve been involved in many transactions where the home came back onto the market and the new buyer got an amazing home because nothing was wrong with it.
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— Michelle Gibson (@WellingtonHomez) March 28, 2018
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About the Author
The above real estate article Why do Homes Come “Back on Market”? was written by Michelle Gibson of Wellington Florida Real Estate. Specializing in residential real estate since 2001 Michelle Gibson is experienced in assisting buyer’s, seller’s, landlord’s, tenant’s and would love to share her knowledge and expertise and guide you through the entire real estate process.
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