Wachovia has one of the smoothest short sale approval processes I have witnessed. They actually have a local representative that personally meets with the short sale seller and the listing agent, who personally views the property, and issues short sale approval in a short time – usually within 3-5 days. Wachovia commonly offers the sellers incentives to move out and leave the property in good condition. Ocasionally a Wachovia short sale can be “conditionally” approved before it is listed in MLS. The seller generally does not have to supply much financial documentation – rather the seller must be prepared to discuss their financial / hardship situation with the local rep during their in-person meeting.