Better do some homework, Jason, because to enter into a purchase agreement is to create a binding legal contract. If not done properly, you may be creating huge problems for yourself unless you are financially well off and really don't mind buying multiple homes.
The trick is to understand the process, be familiar with that market you are wishing to purchase in, and finally be prepared to act quickly when the right property surfaces. Many buyers lose out on opportunity because they have not invested enough time preparing for the best opportunity.
We strongly recommend against multiple offers and looking for trick or gimmicks. Instead. prepare yourself, understand the process and be ready to "pounce" at the right time.