From what I understand and from what I've experienced, you have to qualify for a short sale. If you don't have a hardship, like you said, I don't think you'll be able to. Trust me, it is a very long, very tedious process which involves many hours of digging through your income and expenses.
My suggestion would be to counter back at the absolute least amount you can take. Make sure to figure in the realtor commissions and any closing costs. Plus, with the inspection, some repair costs, if any.
Do you have an agent? If you don't I would highly recommend getting one to represent you. I'm guessing you're wanting to keep your price down so your cutting out any "un-needed" expenses, but a Realtor can get your home out to a mass quantity of home buyers that might not ever see it otherwise. Listing it on major Real Estate websites as well as Trulia and Zillow, etc. You should call a few and interview them. Ask them for their opinion on where the price needs to be. If it's far below what you're asking right now, then you might have a problem. But if it proves to be higher, you can raise the price of the house and be able to cover the commissions.
If you'd like a name to get you started, I recommend you email Erin Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her that Jodi from Marietta, Georgia sent you! :)
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