The listing agent CAN request (Strongly) that any auction date be postponed, the listing agent MUST be aggressive about this as the Aug. auction date is soooo close!
Even though your cousin has an agent handling the short sale, they can still contact the bank to make sure the sale will be postpone.
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I do call the loss mit department and ask whether there is a scheduled date for doreclosure. Most of the time they tell me no foreclosure date is set yet. That could of course change any time but I have always found lenders willing to hold it while I had an offer in front of them.
The bank should look at multiple offers that you have and normally it will take them up to 2 months to make a decision.
They will tell you on the phone that your property can go to foreclosure, but in reality they will not forecloe on you.
Wait a little longer, It will happen