Previous replies have provided you a pretty good status of your offer and position.
One thing I feel needs to be addressed is the amount of an offer. All buyers want a good deal...and all sellers want a fair price for their home.
My advice to you is not to focus on the asking price of a home. Many times a home is priced below the fair market value. This is done to create excitement for a property and, hopefully, to receive multiple offers. It is a very good method employed by sellers who utilize a smart Listing Agent.
Your agent should generate comps for the property and your offer should reflect the degree in which you want this home. e.g. if you love the home and have decided it to be your dream home...then offer a figure that at least meets the comps. Or, if you like the property, finding it acceptable, but is may lack some of the features you desire...then offer slightly less than comp value.
In today's market, with low inventory and increasing prices... you will not be able to offer 97% of the asking price for a premier property and expect to have the seller accept your offer.
It just won't happen. That day has long past.