I am very angry at what the few has done to the many. The criminally accumulated obscene wealth by those who are in a fiduciary position and who we entrust to represent us has gone unpunished. These very few should be have been held to a much higher standard instead of the lower standard that is now part of the American way of life as we continue to allow them to steal money from everyone of us. Every time I list a short sale home it makes me even angrier. Why? Because I see the results of what these very few have done to so many and the horrific damage they have brought on us. They are directly responsible for the housing market to collapse and to subsequently roll over onto it's back as they continue to keep their feet on the throat of recovery. There has been no significant improvements or change to streamline the process in the four years since the bubble burst. I have over 250 short sale approvals, but closed only about a 100. These homes didn't fail to close because they were sold at the foreclosure sale, but due to the absurd time it still takes to get a short sale approved. My record is two years and eight buyers. We experience incompetence and disorganization every step of the way, everyday as we attempt to navigate the short sale maze. So many companies have their wrench in the gearworks fouling the process, which includes a few MI companies, a dozen major services and hundreds of investors all with their own unique set of guidelines, policies and procedures. Did you know it cost $77,935 to foreclose on a home verses to short sell it? A sane approach will result in a savings of $93 billion this year, but it won't happen as lenders chose to foreclose on 1.2 million homes when they could have been short sold. Why not save the money and just let Realtors do their jobs and short sale these homes? Did you know since the bubble burst in August 2006, 130 million American families have lost $10 trillion in their home's equity? That's about $55,000 per family! Want to learn more? Go to: www.AskMeAboutAShortSale.com (click on Foreclosure Alternatives and then click Foreclosure Wars White Paper in the upper left of the page).