I doubt that there is any plot at hand. Companies have set rules and timelines for the most part when it comes to short sales and REO sales. In addition, the people that work these "files" are super busy. Having your realtor stay in constant contact with the Asset Manager (or whatever the lender calls the position handling your sale) and the Loan Agent is key to the success of these transactions. If your loan agent needs more time, make sure it is requested ASAP. The banks don't like surprises. Good luck.
Realtor, GRI, SRES
Steven Anthony Realty