I have the same thing with the home next door to me. In this case, they gave the former owners X amount of days to clean out anything they wanted. Within a week, a team hired by the to be listing agent came in and removed everything remaining and took it to a local landfill. That was last week and the home still is not on the market. That may take several more weeks. The Government doesn't work very fast on foreclosures. The home on the other side of me also went into foreclosure and sat about 6 weeks after it was cleaned out before it went on the market.