The buyer has no place in this process other than to offer an work with the agents. If you engage the lender in most cases this would be a violation of the law. Be careful here. Better to wait and be patient.
If your agents and short sale negotiator are decent they will keep you in the loop. You might need to better your offer but the banks are slow on purpose to sweat you out and try and make you bid up or better your offer.
Better to wait and see.
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