Short sales are becoming more and more common in the Washington area. And experts say they are the most complicated real estate transactions a homeowner can face — and the most prone to failure. Read more about short sales in this week’s Real Estate section cover story, “House under water? What to know about a short-sale bail.

One of the experts mentioned in the story, Brian Gormley, founder of Cornerstone Properties who has handled numerous short sales in the Washington area, will answer your questions about this complex transaction today at 1 p.m.

If you’d like to submit a question early to Brian, please click here.