While the typical short sale is not smooth by any means, there are things that sellers can do to keep the surprises and frustrations to a minimum.
The length of time to complete a short sale seems to drag on, but there ARE things you can do to move things along. Prolonging the approval process (and staying in your home as long as possible) may be your goal, but if you've already missed payments and are in the foreclosure process, a foreclosure sale date may be closer than you think. Once the bank sets the sale date, things can get complicated. Relocation incentives may be jeopardized and an approval on your short sale just may not happen.
If you're considering a short sale, here are a few things to keep things going in the right direction:
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