Do you sense your buyer’s offer will more likely be accepted if it is accompanied by a personal letter from the buyer?
Yes (80%, 208 Votes)
No (20%, 51 Votes)
Total Voters: 259
This article comments on the practice of buyers submitting a personal cover letter to the seller to help clinch the deal when competing offers have been submitted.
A little sincerity goes a long way today
Agents are increasingly pushing their buyers to submit more than a purchase agreement when making an offer to buy a home, reports a recent article by the New York Times.
Personal letters and even baked goods can win-over a hesitant seller, giving the buyer just enough of a competitive edge to garner the seller’s acceptance when multiple offers have been submitted. It seems that cash is nice, but love letters sweeten the deal.
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