I can certainly understand your frustration; however, in this market, many properties are selling quite quickly. If for any reason there is a delay in viewing the home and placing an offer, then by the time you are ready, chances are the home has been viewed by several competing buyers, and the seller may be in the process of considering or negotiating the highest and best offer. By the time we place a call to schedule the appointment, the property may have already been placed under contract.
Today, it is not uncommon for sellers to receive multiple offers, and there is really no way of knowing when a seller is in the process of accepting an offer: acting quickly will provide you with the opportunity to compete for any given property. Ultimately, the highest and best price will win the bid.
The best way to avoid the above scenario is to view the properties of interest immediately. If the ideal home meets all of your criteria, then place your highest and best offer promptly, after reviewing the sales of similar homes in the specific subdivision.
I hope this information was helpful, and if I can assist in any way, please let me know.