Hi Jeanice, once your home get's an offer it will go into "pending" status so the amount of interested buyers will diminish so in order to have a solid buyer, you must make sure they are 100% financeable which means you must ask all the right questions to the buyers agent about his or her client.
Also, when your marketing your home, you must get it out there far and above just the multiple listing service. I market all my homes by first building a website for that home and I market it all over the world. I have had calls from Dubai, China, and many other countries of buyers moving here or investing here.All that means is you have millions of more eyes looking at your home which means more potential buyers and getting more for your home. Does this make sense? Call or email me with more questions and have a blessed holidays.