Yes, they can. You cannot force someone to buy your home. Depending on where in the process will dictate whether or not it is a breach of contract. If it is, then there are legal means (mediation, arbitration or trial) to mitigate the breach. If not, then the contract has language that will define the legal process for canceling the contract and return all parties to presale position, excluding selling and purchasing expenses. Your broker should explain the differences.
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