There are some short sales that take 30-45 days, if you are fortunate. These typically take place when the very large banks are involved.
But there are many that take 6 - 9 months or longer, depending upon the bank involved and the investor attached to that mortgage.
If you're looking for a home in Boca Raton and you have a deadline by which you must move, you may find a short sale problematical.
However, if you have time and patience, and you are aware that 1) typically 2/3 of short sales do not work out, and that 2) banks often change the price you were planning to pay when they finally give you a response to your contract offer, then a short sale may bring you the Boca Raton home you have been waiting for.
Johnson and Johnson Team Realty