Somebody with short sale experience. These homes are much different than traditional sales, and can come with all kinds of additional steps and delays if you don’t hire a qualified agent. Find a short sale real estate agent who is certified CDPE to help navigate these murky waters. These agents have special training in the shorted sale process and the issues that help sellers avoid a foreclosure. Having an agent who is not versed in the process will lead lags in the sales process while the inexperienced Realtor spends time learning which forms to fill out or fills out forms improperly.