The seller in this case will also be less likely to accept any re-negotiations as they know that other potential buyers now can afford to pay more.
On the other hand, if the stock market crashes after the contract is signed, then you may very well be warranted to re-negotiate hard, or pull out entirely regardless of what the seller comes back with.
If the stock market really crashes hard and you’ve already sold equities beforehand, or have cash on hand, then it may make much more sense to put that money back into the stock market instead of your current deal.
Furthermore, if you pull out, it’s much less likely that the seller will be able to find another buyer in a stock market crash. In the best scenario, you’d be able to deploy your idle cash into the market, hope for a swift recovery, and swoop back in later for a reduced contract price.
Pro Tip: Hindsight is 20/20, and it’s nice to dream about making decisions at the optimal time. We recommend taking a level-headed approach and remembering that no one can foresee the future, and timing the market is generally a fool’s errand. Remember per our disclaimer below that this is not financial advice. Please consult your financial advisor.