It may be wise to stay until the property transfers.
You are still responsible for the property and a vacant home is just asking to be a flop / crack house in some places.
A short sale is like a standard sale.
There is no reason to leave until the buyer is set to move in.
You own it. you might as well make use of it.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
Brant Ensworth - Top Ranked Realtor
Short Sale Expert with over 580 Homes SOLD
Kevin McLaughlin, Broker Owner
Berkshire West Realty
Remember to keep your insurance policies current........nothing gets the banks attention faster than letting an insurance policy lapse.
Always consult a professional with these questions. I have a great Real Estate attorney that will telll you the truth based on the latest information. It is hard because it changes constantly.