Once you find the right home in the right neighbourhood, it’s time to put in an Offer!
Most Sellers like to hear that their house is going to someone who will cherish it and make new memories in it, the same way that they did. By writing a personal letter to present with your Offer, you can provide some additional insight to the Seller about why you love their home and wish to purchase it. Whether it is sharing your plans to raise a family in the house or expressing your desire to be in that specific neighbourhood, your letter could contribute to making the Seller feel more comfortable selling the house to you.
It’s important to:
- Build a connection
Look for something you and the buyer have in common and work from there.
- Keep it short
While you might be motivated to share your entire life story to get your point across, it’s generally not a good idea.
- Stay positive
Writing about all the Offers you have lost in the past can put the Seller in an uncomfortable position.
- Show, don’t tell
The idea here is that you want the Seller to experience your emotions. Don’t be afraid to show your attachment to the home; Sellers like to know it will be more than just an investment to you.
- Leave out remodelling plans
People are naturally protective of their homes, so be mindful of their feelings when composing your letter.
- Finish strong
Finish with a short paragraph supporting one or two key points you made in the letter.
- Proofread it
There are grammar police everywhere. To be safe, assume the Seller is one of them!