If I start a short sale today, how much time will I have before I have to move out?
This is one of the questions I am asked most often. It's almost impossible to give an idea of timing without knowing details about your specific situation. I have had short sales take two months, and some have taken 2.5+ years. Call me if you'd like me to give you an estimate based on your personal situaiton.
Do I have to show my home to potential buyers?
Generally speaking yes, but not always.
Do I need to keep utilities on if I move out or if the house is already vacant?
You should to prevent freezing pipes and/or flooding basements, but if you cannot afford to or do not want to, we can normally find a workaround.
Will I need to make any repairs to my home?
Nope! A short sale is a completely as-is sale, no matter the condition of your home.