I received the award for "The Longest Escrow" of the year in 2008. This particular transaction was a short sale with Countrywide that took 5.5 months, and LOTS of negotiation (and renegotiation) on my part.
Har-dee-har guys! The office roared with laughter when this award was presented to me. They all know that short sales are a big chunk of my transactions...not all of them take so long. I just had another one that was approved after only 11 days!