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Making an offer on a house can feel like a leap of faith these days. Some prospective home buyers purchase a house sight unseen, while others send their offer in and become one on a list of many being considered. The odds of standing out are becoming small. To make an offer more emotionally appealing to a seller, some buyers have begin writing personal “love letters” to sellers that detail why they are the right buyers for the home. However, it might be best to reconsider the move.
According to Pat Prenderville, a real estate agent with William Pitt Sotheby's Westport brokerage, the tactic of writing a “love letter” to a seller with reasons why they should pick their offer is a "tricky" thing that can pose an ethical dilemma.