By having showings . I would also suggest a real-estate lawyer to speed up the closing. However short sales are not short. You could be waiting a whole year or two before you close. It also depends how fast your bank responds and if you are dealing with two banks. If two banks are encipher they will have to agree on a offer. Most banks will let house in 200000s-500000s go bankrupt just so they can get the money they want. Good luck.