Newsflash: Why would a seller ask for a higher deposit?

Hi all, first time homebuyer. I put in an offer ~8k over asking in a relatively competitive market, which was accepted. We initially signed a contract for $1000 deposit within 7 days and another $4000 within 18 days (total of $5k due before closing). After accepting our offer, the seller wanted the contract addended to $9000 as the second deposit (total of 10k).Just curious but why would a seller do this? Am I putting myself at risk by putting down such a high deposit?Update: Pennsylvania, USA


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