I taught in Bakersfield, California back in June of this year. Their market is actually VERY similar to Phoenix, and short sales are quite prevalent. As a follow up to my training, I got asked to write an article for their industry publication - the Bakersfield Realtor Magazine. The topic was up to me (so long as it was related to short sales, of course ...) So, I considered a number of topics in my head, but in the end, the exercise that intrigued me the most was to write an article about the basics of a short sale, rather than about a specific aspect of a short sale transaction. You can see the result of my efforts here. Hope you like it!