Your profiles suggests you are a real estate professional and are not a buyer or seller.
It may prove beneficial to grant TU and Best Answer to those who actaully read your question!
As you are aware, we are in the closing phase of this market segment. As the economy continues to improve this should hasten the sunset of the short sale industry. Untill that time arrives, we are relegated to dealing with Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of American and Citi.
Roberta, the VERY best way to get a short sale listing is by presenting a 'Someone You Know' scenerio to your top 100.
The second best is a success story to share when anyone asks you, "What do you do?" then segway into "Someone You Know."
Then you can chase the Lis Pendens and tall grass like everyone else.
You know those mortgage brokes who are always asking, "How can I earn your business?" Put THEM to the test. If they are who they attest to be, they will be maintaining contact with their past clients. Look them straight in the eye and say, "You get my referrals when I get some from you."
There just may be a disconnect between the service they promise and what they deliver. This is a good opportunity to find out.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL