If there are other offers then you need to step up to the plate and come back with your best offer. Discuss the terms and price with your agent, and see what makes sense to you. Sometimes if you can offer better terms, such as a bigger down payment, all cash offer, shorter inspection periods etc, that may help you, even if your offer isn't the highest price. Speak to your agent and see what they can find out about the sellers circumstances and see if there is something you can put in your offer or counter offer that they might find attractive. Also, it might be a good idea to write a letter to the seller telling them why you really want their home, and what you really love about it. Sometimes an emotional appeal will help you win out over other buyers. Without knowing the circumstances, I am just throwing out some ideas that have helped my buyers in the past. Good luck, hope you get the property!