An agent who works that area regularly can create a search specifically for you and send you results regularly. I have a question for you, why short sales? My guess is that you are looking for a good buy. If that is the case, I wouldn't limit your search to short sales. Find an agent willing to send you lots of inventory which meets your needs. Sort through the homes and drive by some on your own to get a sense of condition, neighborhood etc then schedule some showings.
Short sale can be good deals, but good deals can be had on other homes as well, it really only matters on the sellerâ€™s motivation and need to sell quickly. Short sales are not quick, the can take months and may not get approved. The money you save on them is earned through patience and uncertainty.
If you need a referral to a local agent, let me know and I can send you some options to consider. If you are already working with an agent, let them know what you want, get pre-approved for your financing and be ready to move when the right home come along.