That was then:
I made an offer. The sellers made a counter offer. I accepted their counter offer and signed - but the kicker is that my agent DIDN'T deliver the signed contract (she was delivering it electronically and didn't hit all the marks). At 9:00am this morning, my time frame to either accept or counter their counter expired, and they didn't have a delivered contract, they were watching the clock in order to accept the next offer that was waiting in the wings.
And that's where the all cash buyer, paying full price, with quick closing and no inspection comes in.
This is now:
My "agent" offered to pay me money at closing if I wanted to bump up my offer to over the cash buyers offer as an attempt to make amends for her mistake. So I agreed to do that. My mortgage amount would remain the same. I have no thought in the world that the seller will accept my offer and I'm not getting into a bidding war.
I will be firing my agent this afternoon as soon as this deal falls through.
And as an added bonus, for those playing along at home. There is some sonofabitch in Alabama who has a name somewhat similar to mine who hasn't paid his Bally's membership and it's gone to collections and is showing up on MY credit report. And I thought all I had to worry about was the EXbubba's slackery ways.