In a small town, the lapse in the Contract may be just an oversight . . . . a minor house-keeping matter; but it HAS lapsed. Do you have your own small town Attorney ?
I don't know if Dual Agency is even legal in Michigan.
Is the Buyer local ?
If everyone is still pulling in the same direction, then you'll have a Closing . . . . but legally, you should see to it that your Contract is extended.
I'm reminded that I once had a "pending" Sale here to some Folks moving from Alaska. The Closing was delayed a few days because the Man in the Couple had his credit disturbed when it was discovered that he owed delinquent Alimony and Child Support.
These are the kinds of items that show up on the last minute Credit and Employment Verification check that Lenders run just before Closing . . . . and WHY they are compelled to do so.
Then we discovered that his current Wife in the Couple wasn't even aware that her Husband had been previously married.
That sent our deal down the toilet; and sent the current Marriage to Divorce Court.
I think I'd confer with my Michigan Attorney to consider my options.
Dale C. Hittle of GOLDEN RULE PROPERTIES in Glover, Vermont
Where We're Always Striving To Put Together "THE FAIR DEAL"