SO, last August, we put in the offer on this great house my clients are totally in LOVE with. Days, weeks, MONTHS drag by; we extend the Short Sale Amendment (TREC promulgated form here in Texas) FOUR (4) times. FINALLY, two days before the positively, absolutely LAST extension is up, we get a counter. This is in mid-December. It is a good counter; we can happily live with it so we quickly write a clean contract with the EXACT terms the counter has come back with, and send it in. Ok, the holidays, then, 'We'll get back to you in 7-10 business days.' THREE WEEKS AGO. I just hope they aren't treating the counter like a WHOLE NEW OFFER!!! I have been bugging the poor listing agent's co-ordinator, and commiserating with her, and ranting about the bank with her, till we are best buds, sort of. What leverage do we have with these non-commissioned, 9-to-5, uncaring EMPLOYEES who are too big to let fail. We 'gave' them all that TARP money, and instead of hiring (that might have created jobs) people to take care of the huge pile-up of pre-foreclosures, THEY PAY BONUSES TO THE TOP A-H...s. GRRR. Here endeth my rant.