Some crazy lady in San Diego county went way beyond normalcy when her offer was not the one selected by the sellers for what she felt was supposed to be her forever home.
She started sending Valentines day cards from the new owners husband to the neighborhood wives. She set up the wife's picture on a porn site. She sent magazines to their home. The 'pranks' went on and on.
Well this lady is now in a court case as one apparently almost led to a rape crime upon the wife of the winning home owners.
At any rate, yes, sometimes it can be very devastating not to be the buyer selected on an offer for what you believe is the perfect home for you and your family. But, there are two things here to consider. If it was the dream home....did you write your absolutely best offer? If you did, and you didn't get it....quite possibly that house was not meant to be your home.
Before I was a Realtor I wrote an offer on a home with a beautiful black-bottom pool, on a cul-de-sac, in Valencia. We got beat out. I was devastated. At the close of escrow on that property, the seller destroyed the swimming pool.
We ended up closing escrow on a bigger, better home that my children grew up in!
Below is the pool in the home we ended up buying!
It can be seemingly horrific not getting the home that you were sure was the perfect home.....but there's always another one that's meant for you.....in my humble opinion.