What is The Short Sale Process

Following is a typical short sale process at the bank:

Bank acknowledges receipt of the file. This can take 10 days to a month.
A negotiator is assigned. This can take 30 to 60 days.
A BPO/Appraisal is ordered. The bank probably will refuse to share the results of the BPO.
A second negotiator may be assigned. This can take another 30 days.
The file is sent for review or to the investor. This can take 2 weeks to 30 days.
The bank may then request that all parties sign an Arm’s-Length Affidavit.
The bank issues a short sale approval letter.
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