How does one get an advantage to purchase a home when there are 19 other back-up offers?We are first time buyers and it seems that every home we look at has several back-up offers already. Is there any way to be in the know and get their first?August 11 2009 - Fontana00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.