With the number of available homes extremely low, buyers are frequently finding themselves in a multiple offer situation, bidding against other prospective buyers. This can be frustrating and emotionally draining, especially if your offer isn't accepted on a home you feel is perfect for you and your family.
One thing I recommend is to write a letter to the sellers -- whether we're in a multiple offer situation or not. Included in the offer package, a letter to the sellers tells them a little about you, your family, and what you love about the home. This allows the seller to get to know you on a personal level, not just as a number on an offer page. I have had clients come out on the top in a multiple offer situation when the offers were similar (even lower on one occasion) simply because they included a letter and the sellers felt connected to them on a personal level.
Not sure what to write? We'll get you started and work with you along way. And you can also check out some writing tips included in a recent Wall Street Journal article, "Can I Buy Your House, Pretty Please?" along with sample letters and photos.
Jessica Clark, Realtor | Keller Williams Realty | Team Suzanne & Co. | 978-985-0123