Do I Need to Write a Letter to the Seller?

Writing a letter to the seller is not a necessary part of the home buying process, but it is an option to consider. If you are searching for your dream home, here are a few pros and cons to consider before writing a letter to the seller!

Pros of Writing a Letter to the Seller

  1. Get Noticed: Some buyers will write a letter to the seller as a way to be noticed and acknowledged by them. Writing a letter to the seller is one of the ways to stand out!
  2. Appeal to Their Emotions: If you have found your dream home, appealing to the seller’s emotions with a personal story in your letter is one way to let them know that their home will be taken care of. Many sellers want their home to go to someone who will take care of it! Find something that could resonate with them in your own story and share it with them.

Cons of Writing a Letter to the Seller

  1.  The Seller May Be Overwhelmed: Right now, we are in a seller’s market. A seller could be overwhelmed with letters while they are trying to sell their home.
  2.  It Could Hurt Your Bargaining Chips: Being vulnerable in your letter could backfire. If a seller knows how desperate you are to get your dream house, they could use it against you when you are negotiating price.

If you are thinking of writing a letter to the seller, consult your real estate agent. They may be able to read the situation with more expertise and be able to direct you to the right decision!

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