What Does ‘Under Contract’ Mean in a Real Estate Listing?

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As you scroll through the real estate listings, you might spot a few that say the house is “under contract.” But what does “under contract” mean?

In most cases, a property is listed as “under contract” once a buyer has made an offer and the seller has accepted. While that’s a big step, it doesn’t mean the deal is done quite yet.

So if you see a house you love that’s “under contract,” don’t give up quite yet. Here’s how to handle this scenario and maybe even get the house.