I recently met with a local ReMax realtor. Marguerite is a “multi-million dollar producer,” but she encourages me to keep my hopes in check. I love her combination of enthusiasm and grounding. I believe her when she says that it’s not impossible that cutting a short sale deal with Chase could make winners of us all. Of course, having one’s home on the market can be a pain in the butt—people underfoot with little notice, which means that for the rest of my days in this condo, I’ll be sleeping with my vacuum cleaner. One does what one must.