The most important ingredient in a Shortsale is your patience:
We tell Clients this, and it doesn't seem to register.
If you have the slightest urgency, do not attempt this.
Then get yourself a Buyer's Agent familiiar with SS; it doesn't have to be the World's Record Holder in Shortsales, (with my wounds I would be a contender), this is not that different; just someone experienced.
Usually when you change employment lenders want it either to be in the same industry or the same type of work. So if he was a district manager for the hardware/tool industry, and he is a similar management position in the grocery industry, such as the store manager, then that would likely be an acceptable connection where he'd just have to produce a paycheck stub or two in order to qualify. If it was to being a butcher at a grocery store, that probably won't cut it, and could need 6 months or more on the new job in order for the lender to have a large enough income sample size and longevity on the job to confirm that the income is indeed stable.... more