I have also seen agents (on short sales particularly) have an offer in hand near list but slightly lower, turn around and relist the property at the offer-in-hand price (or lower). This is an attempt to create a bidding frenzy and show the bank that they have done their best to get the "highest and best" offer. I am not in agreement with the practice.
I have had some agents tell me this is what the loss mitagation processor is telling them to do before they will review the offers. I have had some agents tell me that the loss mitagator will not even look at an offer submitted prior to 90 days of the home being on the market. It is absolutely amazing how these lenders are handling these properties. Not a good choice and why less than a 1/3 make to closing.
Good luck, short sales are tough on everyone.
Dave Tap Tapper
I do not know what the MLS rules are in your area. Price has not bearing. In most cases, until escrow closes the list price of a listing is not related to the values of any offers submitted. Only after escrow closes would the final price be revealed publicly (in case the escrow does not close).