In response to Kaydean and Wilma, may I say that I understand your frustration...however, when you are dealing with foreclosure properties the process can be confusing. Of course I am only assuming, but the situation you have described is one that frequently happens when dealing with repossessed properties. The property may be listed with a local office, but another person in another office in another state is usually calling the shots. Agents must follow their guidelines when selling these homes and they do not always make the most sense. These companies are trying to make back money lost on these homes and their #1 goal is to sell it for the most that they can (which if you have looked at some of these foreclosures you know can't be easy). When an offer is made on these properties there is a margin of time for other offers to be made (a multiple offer situation). Then no other offers can be made until it is decided whether the original offer is accepted or rejected. Unfortunately, many times buyers will make ridiculously low offers in the very beginning. The realtor is required to start the offer process even though the foreclosure company will almost definitely reject the offered purchase price. And until a contract is accepted, financing is completed, and the property is closed....the listing agent must keep the property on the MLS so that other interested parties are not deterred from inquiring about it. Not very helpful from a buyer standpoint, but from a seller standpoint....well, wouldn't you want your realtor to make sure that your house sold to the buyer willing to offer the most cash?