You have found your home ready to pack and hooking up the Play Station. Your ready to make an offer and there are already two in house, don't panic.
Find out what the sellers motivations are in selling their home, have your agent investigate, ever hear of due diligence? If you do not have an agent willing to go the extra mile, move on.
Sellers are motivated by threee things primarly, bottom line, a rush to move and their emotional attachment.
The buyers agent who are communicative, persistent and follow up by actually picking up a phone and calling the listing agent are most likely to discover the the sellers motivations.