Today I was beaten on a deal, not by price but terms. I generally will go 7 day building & pest, 14 days finance and a 28 day settlement. Seems reasonable for both sides and has worked well for me thus far. This deal I knew was underpriced so acted quickly. My signed contract was with the agent a couple of hours after being listed. The other contract (well, one of the 5!) was cash unconditional so there wasn't much I could do. It did make me wonder though; what terms do you put a HOT deal when you come across one? Who are these folk that are offering cash unconditional? Do they have over half a million dollarydoos just sitting in a mattress somewhere?