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Rainmaker
2,982,814
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not only to negotiate but also to close.

Jul 09, 2015 11:29 PM
Ambassador
2,677,287
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Ed, They've become pretty scarce in our market.  We have a short sale listing right now and response time seems to be around a week for each step.  That said, the initial offer from them was reasonable.

Jul 09, 2015 01:44 PM
Ambassador
4,299,501
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ed Macias - just had one approved which I though was not going to happen. Took only 4 months (or less, actually....)

Jul 09, 2015 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,675,376
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Are you kidding!  They were always difficult.  Now they are getting better.  There are very few of them.

Jul 09, 2015 12:16 PM
Ambassador
1,970,581
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I work with an attorney on short sales and they do the negotiations with the lenders.  It has worked out well.

Jul 09, 2015 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,977,851
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

No easier. my last one we got approval in less than 30 days from its start. The rule of thumb is if the seller is qualified for them, then it goes as well and as fast as the agent negotiating is experienced to do so, unless its Ocwen than your screwed, 

Jul 09, 2015 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
741,400
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Short sales have dropped off in this area to the point that I hardly hear anyone mentioning them any longer.

Jul 09, 2015 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
633,946
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No, about the same. Usually VERY difficult. One I have is closing in a few days, and the seller agreed to the contract in... wait for it... JANUARY. Yes, going on month 7 for this one.

Jul 09, 2015 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
291,527
Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

They are never easy 

Jul 09, 2015 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
175,264
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

MORE difficult?  Not sure how they could become any more difficult.   That is like going to someplace worse than Hell, it is already bad enough to bring with.   We are seeing less and less short sales here, I educate buyers on what they are and what they can expect, majority ask me to NOT include short sales in their custom search portal I set them up on.

Jul 09, 2015 05:22 AM
Rainer
31,000
Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

I'm dealing with a short sale right now that has been a nightmare.  Curious to hear if short sales have ever not been difficult

Jul 09, 2015 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
698,877
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

We're all out of short sales.

Jul 09, 2015 05:04 AM