Distressed asset purchases, such as short sales are challenging and can pose risks to the buyer as offers no guarantees of a successful closing. The time for a buyer to wait to have the seller’s lender, or multiple lenders and additional lien holders’ clear title can be significant. The fact that not all short sales are successful for purchasers is also a huge risk for a buyer in time, lost opportunity, and diligence expenditures. It takes a special buyer to look past the risks and challenges to see the reward. It takes a special seller and buyer to jump through and over the many hoops and obstacles that are present during short sale negotiations.