Equity from a Pre-foreclosure

I am Realtor that works with investors because that is how I started in RE and I love to find bargains. The problem I am having is I negotiate a great price even lower than asking, but, when there is a short sale the bank wont allow for the investor to pull out the equity. I have one guy that told me he can do it but I have yet to work with him. Any ideas on how to go around those obstacles. I have been able to get 100k equity and when the bank sees the buyer is looking for the equity the deal falls through. Would it be better to assign the contract or some other means any advice would be greatly appreciated.

The bank isn’t going to be interested in doing a short sale if the owner gets any equity. What i heard you can do is get a person to buy out the loan amount. Doing so the short sale moves quicker and the seller can also receive money.

THE SELLER NEVER gets any money from a short sale. The bank will not allow that. But that wont stop us from using another account to buy the sellers personal stuff.