First let me say that this forum has been a god send as I've tried to navigate my way through the modification process. After deciding to turn down a mod offer in August I decided to pursue a short sale instead. I could have walked but something in me wanted to at least try to leave on good terms. I immediately told Wells Fargo of my intentions and listed my home for sale in late September. Luckily, by mid October I had a buyer. All necessary paperwork on both my part and the buyers has been submitted. Yesterday when I called my realtor to check on the process she suggested that I call Wells for an update (as she felt as if she was getting the run around). To my surprise when I called I found out that there is an auction date of Feb. 12, 2014. Total shocker to me as I thought foreclosure proceedings are postponed during the short sale process. I did find out that my file is with the negotiator. Of course I called my HPS with no return call as of yet. Any thoughts? Anyone else with a similar experience? How much longer until the negotiator makes a decision?