2489 Rice Street, Suite 75
Roseville, MN 55113
Their fee structure is the best in my mind, and I would disagree with the statement "They are telling us 95% of the time banks reject attorney fees". I have found it to be the opposite, but either way worst case Rose can tell you how much comes out of your commission. I can't remember if it is $500 or closer to the $750.
And Dan is right this is a BARGAIN to you! When I first got into real estate that seemed to be all I did was negotiate my own SS, and you waste so much time doing all the admin junk with the lender. Not only that, but this is not your strong suit then you will be lost trying to understand all the paperwork and procedures that go along with a short sale.
There is something I learned from my first broker which was "don't step over dollars to pick up pennies". Even though you may have a low priced listing I can promise you it is worth the risk to use an attorney.
After doing dozens of short sales, $750 is a bargain if they do a good job and are successful. I've negotiated the majority of mine and several where I represented the buyer because I had more experience than the listing agent. I now use a law firm and they receive more than this.
If you choose to proceed on your own, you'll spend countless hours on the phone, faxing, scanning and dealing with first level "negotiators" who don't know what they are doing. It's a steep learning curve and I don't advise it. There is a resource that may save you some time and energy that I've linked below.
Just remember the hours you spend on this, you are not gaining new clients, you are putting your client and the sale at risk and you are learning something which hopefully is going away soon and won't be as common as they have been. However you decide, good luck.