Not to beat a dead horse! But short sales are like many transactions in the market today...there are challenges with financing, banks and appraisers. All of the agents on here are quite experienced and will take you through the process and weather the challenges along the way. My rule of thumb on short sales for buyers is if we don't get communication in the beginning we probably won't get it at all! First 10 days is important. I have closed buyer short sales that have gone just fine with very few bumps. I have also had agents call me 90 days or more after our offer to say bank has approved! You have to take them one at a time and be willing to jump through the hoops and not get your heart set on the first one!