Tina is right. Once you have received the short sale approval letter(s) from the lien holder(s), you can expect to close in 30-45 days depending upon the lien holder's letter. The key is the approval letter. Ask your agent to get a copy from the listing agent. It will state when they want to close.
Berkshire West Realty
It's not couple months. After short sale approval, the time frame to close is usually around 30 days. This allows the buyer enough time to do inspections and arrange financing, if necessary. There are occasions when a skittish lender wants a quicker close, like 2 weeks and other times when the need for second appraisal push the close out to 45 days.