Sometimes an offer is accepted but the home stays on the market because there is a contingency, or a reason that they transaction may not close. Therefore, Agents will continue to accept offers to be placed in a backup position so that if the first offer does not go through then the new offer can step up.
Or sometimes there is a lag in the information being posted on the website you are looking at. All the sites are different in how and when they update their information.
To be sure that you are looking at current listings that do not have offers on them it is best to work with a Buyers Agent. As your Agent I would sort out homes in the area that you want to be in and that fit the criteria you are looking for. Then I would take you to the homes so that you can see them inside and out or I can email them to you so that you can preview them before we go to them, whichever way works best for you. There is no cost to you for this service and it is guaranteed to save you time and effort.
If you would like to see more about me and what I do then you can go to http://www.suemartinezgroup.com
or you can give me a call at 623-580-0443.
I hope this information helped you and I look forward to hearing from you.