I would like to share my recent experience while buying a property in Canberra.
After my inspection, I talked to the agent on the phone and gave him an offer. He then asked me to come to his office to sign the contract. I thought that was a clear indication that my offer had been accepted.
I felt really uncomfortable. I’m now questioning whether there was, in fact, another buyer, or if the agent was just trying to get a higher price.
Is this behaviour common? If there wasn’t another buyer in the room next to me, is this tactic legal?
I’m assuming I’m now locked into the contract that I have signed?
Thanks for your help.