Yes, all too true. If this is a short sale home, it could mean that the house is now in full foreclosure and could change the entire transaction. Or, it could mean that there is an offer pending and the seller doesn't want to have it shown during that time. Buyer, do you have an agent? If you're seriously looking to buy, there is NO REASON for you not to have an agent representing your best interests. No matter who you choose, don't try to navigate these tricky waters on your own. As I often say in my blog, you don't know what you don't know. And, it's not a problem until it is!!!