Why does the buyers deposit matter for the sellers?
For example, a home is listed at $500,000. Buyer 1 puts a deposit of $10,000 at $500,000 and Buyer 2 puts a deposit of $20,000 at $500,000. I'm reading that the seller will most likely take Buyer 2, but why? Wouldn't the seller still be receiving the same money in the end? Or are the sellers actually getting that $20,000 deposit to them in their pockets and they can decide what to do with it?