Who sets the closing date? And does this make a difference on a Short Sale or regular sale?....already know Short Sales need to be approved by lenders 1st!!! Just want to know who decides on the closing date?October 08 2013 - US00YesReport 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.