Sitting Ducks … Sending Seller a Gift after Offer?

First time homebuyers in NJ. Saw a hot home its first day on the market, Thurs, and got great info from the listing agent that we used to craft a unique offer. She also told us she isn’t a fan of calling for “highest and best.” By Friday we were among four offers and the seller’s agent said she would advise her buyers to take their favorite and go straight to attorney review.
Our offer is extremely generous (way over asking plus free U&O) and a thoughtful letter (our first time writing one, listing agent said she loves them). After reviewing offers the sellers said they loved us and our offer, and we were their top choice. BUT the agent claims she doesn’t want everyone in town mad at her so she was allowing the showings and open house and calling for highest and best on Monday. This feels like a bait and switch! We can’t trust that she won’t share aspects of our offers with others. We will be really crushed if we lose this house.
TLDR Question is, we’re considering having handwritten note from us with a nice bottle of champagne delivered to the seller on Monday. Just congratulating them on their next chapter and thanking them for considering us. Not begging them to sell to us or anything. We are hearing of buyers doing this kind of stuff. Thoughts? Is it nice? Is it too much?

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First time homebuyers in NJ. Saw a hot home its first day on the market, Thurs, and got great info from the listing agent that we used to craft a unique offer. She also told us she isn’t a fan of calling for “highest and best.” By Friday we were among four offers and the seller’s agent said she would advise her buyers to take their favorite and go straight to attorney review. Our offer is extremely generous (way over asking plus free U&O) and a thoughtful letter (our first time writing one, listing agent said she loves them). After reviewing offers the sellers said they loved us and our offer, and we were their top choice. BUT the agent claims she doesn’t want everyone in town mad at her so she was allowing the showings and open house and calling for highest and best on Monday. This feels like a bait and switch! We can’t trust that she won’t share aspects of our offers with others. We will be really crushed if we lose this house.TLDR Question is, we’re considering having handwritten note from us with a nice bottle of champagne delivered to the seller on Monday. Just congratulating them on their next chapter and thanking them for considering us. Not begging them to sell to us or anything. We are hearing of buyers doing this kind of stuff. Thoughts? Is it nice? Is it too much? submitted by /u/3D-D [link] [comments]

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