Las Vegas, NV – August 25, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — While short sales minimize damage to your credit versus foreclosure, the fact remains that the goal of every short sale is to walk away without the bank coming after you at some future date down the road. So why are some homeowners asked to pay substantial promissory notes in exchange for a short sale approval, while other homeowners are not asked to pay a promissory note at all? The answer can almost always be found by looking at the experience (or lack of experience) of the Real Estate Agent. There are certain factors which minimize hardship in the eyes of banks and bank Investors, and are essentially short sale deal killers. A Realtor experienced with short sales will be able to explain the banks perception of hardship and how it applies to your particular situation.