Yes, this sounds just fishy enough to tap the brakes. And if tapping the brakes puts the kibosh on the whole deal, then it wasn't meant to be.
Any time you have a potential sale that requires A) cash only, and B) right freaking now timing, that's a bad deal waiting to happen.
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 750 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.