Letter to seller

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Submitted by XBoxBoy on June 2, 2008 - 5:27pm

Wondering what you piggs think of the strategy and the sample letters in this article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/busine...

Being a housing bear, I can't say I think much of the response letter from the seller to the buyer, but more generally, what about the strategy of enclosing a letter with a bid so that your case gets heard.

Alternatively, I do know that when the market was hot, realtors would sometimes try to make a presentation to sellers about why the offer from their client was a good one. Do any realtors still make presentations like that? Most of what I hear is, write up an offer an fax it, then wait for a response. Not a very convincing sales strategy.

But that's just my limited opinion. What do the realtors and more experience people on this board think of the idea of sending a letter like the one in this article with an offer?

XBoxBoy

Submitted by equalizer on June 2, 2008 - 6:42pm.

I would fear that not only would the seller burn your letter, but that the agent would put your name on the NAR secret "supers*** list.

Maybe just stating that we love your place and will keep it in pristine condition since it belongs on historical place list. We're sorry we can't offer more, but we are good people and we noticed pictures of ABC and we love ABC.

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