This is the most exhausting time to buy real estate. Perseverence will pay off if you are not in a hurry. This process can last 6 months, give or take a day or two. You have to be ready to play the waiting game on offers submitted, be resilllient to withstand the rejected ones and energetic enough to forge forwrd onto to many offers. If you think you have the mind and body to do this, then the answer is YES to the short sale world.
Just remember that this is a slow and long process. However, if you are one of the fortunate ones to land one and get your offer accepted, it can be all worth it.