“Why does it take so long to close a short sale?” This is a question I get asked daily.
Thanks to our friends at First Centennial Title I can now point to the flowchart below to provide some insight into the short sale process. In my experience determining whether the Seller qualifies for a short sale and validating his or her hardship situation takes the bulk of the time – sometimes weeks to months. Meanwhile the Buyers [try to] wait patiently.
To see the steps involved in successfully navigating and closing a short sale click on the short sale flowchart below to enlarge.
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