Upon accepting the offer of another offer the seller asked that if I was still interested to become back up buyer . The buyer didn't close on the contracted date and wanted an extension . The seller refused and initiated my back up contract . Doesn't that mean the initial buyer breached their contract . Now I'm being told that since the intial buyer won't sign a release the title company won't move forward with my contract . What recourse do I have here ? Aren't I now the legal buyer ? The intital buyers agent has stopped communicating with the listing agent and everything seems to be in limbo .