Short Saleshasta steve.Common Steve take it easy on us. This topic is all over the internet. Banks will do what's in their best interest as homeowners will do for theirs. If it makes sense for both parties it is alot better to negotiate with the bank and give them some participation than to just walk away and not know whats going to happen. We don't knock doors initiating the idea. We have clients that really want to get out of their house and move but they're trapped. Bottom line if it makes sense for the bank to short sale the house over foreclosure they will accept it. If it doesn't they will deny it. It is much better for the homeowner to have a mutually agreed upon settlement than a default. And yes we make money, but believe me it is four times the work for the same pay. Love ya SteveJanuary 23 2012 - Los Angeles0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.