My first successfully completed Short Sale deal was on a pre-foreclosure house that over 30 investors had tried to get the owner to sign over the deed. I won him over by offering something nobody else thought of. You see, he was a breeder of exotic lizards (and mice to feed the lizards). His garage was full of animals, including 20 lizards and over 1000 mice that he would have to move. (Unfortunately, the smell that permeated the house would stay behind!) Included in my deal was an offer to buy all the animals, cages, tanks, stands and lights for $3500. That made me stand out as the investor he decided to deal with. Plus I got a free 8’x16′ wooden storage shed that I moved to another property. P.S. I never did end up buying the lizards. He decided to keep them!!