Webwork - 4:08 am on Aug 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
Escrow does a pretty good job but my guess is that someone is having fun at your expense, i.e., unhappy about you "getting there first" or about your price your "buyer" is now intent on setting you up for a letdown.
Of course it might all be on the up-and-up . . 'cept for the part about an agent/broker breaching a fiduciary duty to one's principal . . . :-/
Let us know if you close the deal . . or get sued for collusive dealing . .