The Buyer Letter

Picture this: You and your spouse have found your dream home.  It’s perfect; location, layout, and a big backyard for the dogs.  You submit an offer.  Before the ink can dry on the offer there’s another offer coming in on the same house.  Now you’re in multiple offers.

What can you do to make sure your offer wins out?  Some have used ‘The Buyer Letter’ to differentiate themselves.  They deliver their offer with a lovely little write up about why they love the house and how they would enjoy it for many years to come.

The problem with this is if the losing party feels they’ve lost due to any of the fair housing protected classes: age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, ancestry or source of income, it may put all parties involved in a very unpleasant situation, (here’s a clue: it involves Lawyers and a black hole for your money to go into).

It’s pretty hard to write up a letter about yourself and how you would enjoy the home without walking the tight rope over the deep and dark ‘Equal Housing Opportunity’ violation abyss.

My advice to you is to make your offer as clean and healthy as possible and let your offer speak for itself.  Good luck!

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Jenna Martindale | Lic Mn | Edina Realty | | | 507.993.7036


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