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Welcome and thank you for your question. Do you have the property listed with a realtor? You stated that you had an offer on your property, was the offer accepted?
You are correct the listing would remain active and show up as active or pending. The realtor may be working with the lender to obtain their approval for your sale. However, the realtor should be providing you with information on the status of the transaction. Do you have a copy of your listing agreement? Have you tried to contact the realtor to ask why the listing has been removed? If the lender has agreed to the short sale the foreclosure can be stopped pending the sale. Is there a date set for foreclosure with the lender?
If the agent is not honoring the listing agreement you would want to contact the managing broker for the company. This may be a situation where you are not able to see the property listed even though it is still in the MLS http://www.realtor.com/news/ask-a-realtor/will-a-house-with-an-offer-on-it-be-removed-from-the-mls/. Have you tried to contact the agent or the broker?
I want to clarify that the attorneys on this site do not provide legal advice, we provide general information that, hopefully, gives you some direction for your situation.
If you feel that you are being taking advantage of due to your circumstances you can file a complaint against your agent with the State at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/re/complaint.html. I would suggest contacting the broker and if you do receive satisfactory answers you may wish to file a complaint.
I wanted to follow up with you to see if you have any additional questions for me or you were able to talk to the broker?