Unfortunately, an owner cannot stay in the home after a short sale, as you will be selling it to someone
and they will want the home they just bought. Also, most all banks/lending institutions require you to use a Realtor, but it's to your advantage as you will not be personally paying the commission fee. That comes from the sale proceeds which are usually less than you owe. Most short sales don't leave any profits for the selling owners. If you would like me to walk you through a short sale scenario, just call me and I can help you.