Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
With an accepted offer in place, any additional buyer would be fooling themselves by thinking they could jump in line in front of the buyer already in place.....it just doesn't work that way.
However, as others have presented, these types of sales very frequently fall apart for a variety of reasons. To this end, probably the best way to proceed would be to continue to monitor the market relative to this home, being ready to move quickly should it return to "active" status.
Once you are submitted as a back-up offer move on. Foreclosures are very popular right now and there are many fish in the sea. If the first offer falls apart the bank will get back to you and you can return your focus to that property then.
Don't waste too much time worrying about how to buy something that is no longer for sale and keep in mind- would you want someone to have the ability to come in and unjustly bump your offer just because they want it too?
Good Luck in your search.