One would wonder. 2008 it could take 6 months to a year. 2009 they did get a little better with about a 3 month turn around time. 2010 wow 30-45 days. 2011 back to 60-90+ days. It will take longer if there is mortgage insurance involved, however the banks say it is because they are swamped with short sales again.
Thank goodness the buyers are so patient!