Short sales! What a mess. It is not just your situation..it is ALL of them. As you are hearing from those who have responded, we truly understand the anguish with which you must travel and the anxiety that keeps the soul in turmoil. Ken advised, "Now is the time to seek the voices of wisdom....."
These are highly complex, completely unpredictable, lacking in logic and the most opaque of real estate transactions. At this point the progression of this train wreck is not known. It almost sounds like you have been negotiating this short sale yourself. (No mention of professional representation) You need to abandon this effort. It's time to hire some wisdom.
Seek out a short sale specialist in Atlanta. Someone who has closed a dozen or so this year. These folks know the ropes. I would not advise an attorney to be your first place to go. Their end-game, in reality, may not be what you expect and counter intended to the goal of your team.
The short sale specialist will review the current status and verify if you have approached your short sale with the proper preliminary steps. When determined, an immediate, intermediate and long term strategy will be developed with the appropriate exit strategies clearly;y articulated. When you understand, FULLY, these strategies, the short sale specialists will arrange a consultation with an attorney who has demonstrated the ability to execute within these objectives. When everyone is working as a team, instead of being jerked around by an attorney, the outcome are more palpable and less harsh. The attorney will then look more closely at your situation and suggest the likely consequences of each choice, option or dedision.
You must constantly remember, you are making choices based on the "least worst' outcome. It's never pleasant, or easy, but is a means to an end. You have no time to waste. Call an Atlanta short sale specialist NOW.
No, don't use that 'contact' button.
No, don't use Trulia email.
if you are serious, and you ARE in a serious situation,
go old school and pick up the phone. Ken provided you a few numbers.
Wishing the very best outcome for you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL