There's no shortage of buyers interested in getting a deal - what I say to my buyers that say they want to focus on short sales and want a guarantee of closing date is this: "there are two phrases that do not belong in the same sentence: (1) short sale; and, (2) guarantee.
If you do throw your hat in the ring with bid, I always suggest adding language into the contract from the get go or during review, that gives you a clear exit if you choose if you do not have an answer from the bank in say 30 days. That done, I urge my buyer to keep looking so he/she doesn't miss a better opportunity while we wait....and wait....and wait.
Patience, lots of patience....
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