When purchasing a home you need to have good credit, a solid downpayment, and you may even need to limit the conditions you put in your offer to purchase for buyers to accept it.
It may start to feel like it's all about the numbers and for the most part, it is, however, there is one added personal touch that you can include with your offer that may sway buyers in your favour...a personal, handwritten letter.
Most buyers don't have the time or the desire to sit down and write out a letter explaining to the sellers exactly why they want to purchase this specific home.
By writing a letter, you can explain to the homeowners all the little details that you love about their home, how you intend to care for the home, and your plans for creating family memories here.
If you are a young couple or first-time buyers, be honest in your letter and let them know about the struggles you've faced when trying to purchase a home, such as unconditional offers or offers over asking price beating out your offers.
A handwritten letter will give you the opportunity to connect with the sellers on a level that most buyers won't have. And including a few details about your future plans for the home will resonate with them and may make them more comfortable.
What many of us don't realize is that even though the seller is selling their home, it's still their home, they still have countless unforgettable memories that they will always tie to this home, and they want to ensure that it's loved and cared for just as much as they did.
This isn't a guaranteed method, by any means, and cash is still king, but it just might be the one thing that pushes your offer to the top of the pile!