The possibilities are many. There could be multiple lien holders on the property, the negotiator did not like the offer price and countered, the bank is waiting for supporting documents from the Seller, the file was reassigned just to name a few. I am Loss Mitigation Certified and have seen a short sale take a year to close. Is this a property that you are interested in or are there similar properties that you have questions about. Please feel free to contact me at marianne@HowHomesGetSold.com or 978-984-3188. I hope you found this information helpful.