Need suggestions on negotiating. background : my initial offer was 1.8M which was 300k above asking price of 1.5M .. pretty common in Bay Area. Seller agent accepted offer verbally. Then she went back on her word and asked us to pay 50k more after few hours. my wife was emotional about this house so we agreed. Then the seller agent said that she cannot guarantee the offer acceptance even if we raise our offer. She is using our offer to goad other buyers and not responding to us now. Just sitting on our offer and buying time to heat up the bidding war. I wish we could talk to other buyers and teach this agent a lesson. At this point I don’t want the house but want the other buyers to pay less because agent is using our offer and delay tactics (well past initial deadline of accepting offer) to start bidding war when she is already getting 350k above the asking price and well beyond (200k) the appraisal of this townhome. Wish the system was more transparent and the buyers were not exploited this way. Frustrating last 24hrs.