Welcome to the world of short sales.
Steve's answer is likely the case, it was probably listed on 2 different MLS systems.
But let me tell you that it is very common that listing agents leave the status as "active" until the bank accepts the short sale...which could take months (maybe 6 months).
During that time a listing agent may still accept other offers. But some agents will mark it "pending" and not accept more offers. It's up to the listing agent. (there are some MLS rules regarding this).
I know it's very frustrating waiting and not hearing anything. Personally, I think some agents are giving all agents a bad reputation by not communicating and following up with buyers.
I don't think anyone is trying to take advantage of you or your offer, it just takes a long time. I'm sure your agent has told you the same thing. So, hang in there, it's a good time to buy right now.
Don't forget, you can still keep looking for another house while waiting for an answer on this one.
~ Barry Ripp
If the property in question was 3256 Santa Rosa, it is showing as active on the Alameda County MLS and JUST changed to sold on the Santa Clara MLS.
Another option (that happens a lot) ...
â€¢ The short sale was not approved â€¦
â€¢ The property went into foreclosure â€¦
â€¢ The original short sale listing agent did not change the status to withdrawn/cancelled â€¦
â€¢ The new REO listing agent listed the property without checking the current status on the MLS â€¦
â€¢ They subsequently accepted another offer and itâ€™s now pending â€¦
Without the address itâ€™s not possible to know for sure.
As an alternative, if you are not being represented by your own agent, you can also send me the address offline and I will do some quick checking for you.