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If you have filed a lien on the property, then any short sale can't go through until they contact you and make arrangements to settle the debt. The bank has the first lien on the property and even if they are willing to take less than what is owed on the property, that doesn't affect your lien. With your lien sitting in second priority, they have to get you to release your lien so they can convey clear title to a purchaser.
So they have to contact you and settle up with you or they won't be able to get a short sale to go through, regardless of what the bank agrees to..
At this point, you can simply wait until the owner contacts you to settle up with you so you will release your lien.