Sorry for your loss.
Yes, its not uncommon for such scenarios. Imagine this you saw a property that was foreclosed
and wrote up an offer, 5 days after it showed up on the MLS.
Well those 5 days maybe too late,as they may have already recd. an offer over ask, all cash
or better terms.
I know of several out of State Investors offering all cash and taking properties As Is, these are
Investment firms, REITS, private investors, foreign investors etc.
Best Regards and Good luck.