I don't list shorts, but refer them to a fellow rockstar agent. Let me know if you want more info.
Here's where the problem exists.
As real estate professionals we know there is a number that exits for the amount of time a home is marketed before a purchase offer is accepted. At the time of offer acceptance, the home is typically off the market. (is this the number you want?)
A different number exists for the time between offer acceptance until all contingencies are removed and the buyer is truly committed. (Is this the number you want?)
Another number exists for the time the contingency are removed and when everyone meets at the closing table. (Is this the number you want?)
Then, there is the great distortion created by short sales and the convoluted and illogical process the banks, service companies, insurance companies, investors and the seller impose. I've had a short sale sabotaged by the court appointed trustee whose end game was to make the house a part of her real estate companies holdings. That took 2 and 1/2 years.
Is the number you are looking for the time that may be required from making a purchase offer to being handed the keys? 3 months to 18 months...depending on things known and things unknown.
Not every buyer has what it takes to do a short sale.
Ultimately, the the amount owed to the lending institution compared to the selling value of the home is what will get the deal closed. Depending on the mood of the bank officer that day/week/month.
If there is a particular situation that you would like to discuss with me, I'd be happy to help.
Gary Kelemen Homes
The question is too general to have a specific answer for. Properties that require a short sale arrangement are subject to market dynamics as any other property hat goes on the market for sale. How long they stay on market before they have an accepted contract (time on market) depends on their location, condition, amenities, price and acceptable terms as well as their specific market trends, again like other non-short sale properties for sale. Your question may be answered better if you provide some of those information for the property that you are considering or the type of properties that you are interested in.
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