I recently submitted an offer for a property of 50% off the FMV and it was accepted. Now my next step is to lock it up. The deal by the way is a short sale. The way it works in NJ is that once the deal is accepted, the buyer and seller goes into Attorney's Review for 3 days. And after this period, where both buyer and seller agree on the terms, is when the contract is then binding. My question is this: is there a way to get around this and lock up the property, without going through an attorney and pay the attorney fee. I already have cash buyers lined up for this property; what back out contingencies can I put in the contract so that if the deal falls through I would be able to get my earnest money of $1000 back? What are typical contingencies for cash offers?