Living Green Olympia: Little "Love Letters" From a Seller

Little "Love Letters" From a Seller

Have your ever seen a seller write a little "love letter" to the future buyers of their home?  I have seen a number of them over the years - and they can be a real plus in making that emotional connection between a buyer and a home.

 

 

Note paper

I have seen these notes from sellers include information about their favorite things about the home, some history of the house or neighborhood, favorite things about the neighborhood, photos of the yard in different seasons etc etc.

These notes all share a very heartfelt message that this seller really loves this home, and that message can resonate with a buyer.  Especially in these current days of many vacant, bank owned listings, the emotional pull of information about why this house is not just a house - it is a loved home - well,  that can be the little extra that turns a buyer into the NEXT owner of the home.

                                                                           

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Comment balloon 11 commentsNancy Conner • October 11 2011 02:50PM

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I haven't seen too many of these lately, but they are loved by the new home owner's it lets them know the house was a home.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) almost 8 years ago

I always love seeing them - and these days when buyers are looking at so many REO properties, that personalized message from a real live home owner can be a huge selling point!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

I have not seen one of thess but what a great thing for the seller to do. I would guess it allows the seller to make an emotional break with the house and helps the buyer to connect.

Posted by John Sweeney (Crye-Leike Elite Realtors) almost 8 years ago
John, I've seen how much they can touch a buyer but I think you're right about the way they could help sellers say goodby to a home they've loved.
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

Hello Nancy and I think it's very kind and show a very nice welcome to new home owners!

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 8 years ago

It is a lovely touch!  I have had sellers provide all sorts of great things to buyers, including their favorite places around the house, plans for a landscaping project that was never completed, meticulous files of all documentation for every item in the house.  And buyers just love it!  It makes the whole transaction so much sweeter at the end.

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach (GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881) almost 8 years ago

Thanks VB - it is my favorite kind of sale where the sellers and buyers obviously share a love for the home and let each other know that.

Hi Kathryn - Thanks for mentioning the info for landscaping plans as it reminds me about some sellers who include little diagrams of what is planted where in the yard - really nice if a buyer is buying the house in the winter so they know what to expect in the springtime :)

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

Nancy, on occasion I have asked a seller to write a very similar type note.  I like the way you put it better though - love letters.  Much better than my 'what we loved about our home' 

Great idea!
Pamela 

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Pamela - it is fun to see the smile one of these can put on the faces of buyers.  I think it always is a plus when sellers can reach out to share the excitement and love they have for their home, and make that emotional connection.

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

I have not seen any love letters from sellers but think that it is a very good idea.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 8 years ago

I, too, like the term, 'love letters.'

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 8 years ago

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