JR is right. There are factors other than price. Close date could be a consideration, financing options may be a factor, if someone is putting 20% down as opposed to 100% financing that makes one buyer look stronger than another. Also, sometimes someone comes in with a cash offer which is almost always more appealing to the seller as it would eliminate credit problems that sometimes happen just before closing. If you really want the house, I would consider making a back up offer in case something goes wrong with the current purchase. Just a thought.