A sad reminder of the human side of the current real estate market. Not to be cold or cruel, I also will say its a pretty good selling strategy. It instantly creates a connection to the property for the buyers.
A Seller's letter of Love
Every now and then you see something that just hits home the sadness of families having to move from their beloved home.
I was showing property last week, and in one of the homes that was a short sale, there was a letter to the buyer on the kitchen counter. While we stood there reading the itemized list of what this family loves about the home, it really hit home the fact that for one reason or another, they have to move because they really have no choice.
The lists mentioned how they loved the kitchen..and my vision instantly pictured many family gatherings and dinners enjoyed together.
They mentioned how much they just love the neighborhood and how their neighbors are the best. I visioned the kids out playing together, the parents chatting with the others about lawns, kids sports, and bbq's.
The mention of the fantastic storage and closets brought me instantly back to the big closet upstairs with the toy action figures set up inside..a childs private space cherished.
That list to me was such a gift of generosity to the future family of this home. Knowing they have to leave there cherised home breaks my heart. I hope a miracle happens and they can keep their home, but if not, the new owners know that this house is not just a box that people lived in, but it was a home.
A Seller's letter of love..this is the sad side of short sales and forclosures..seeing the reality of people losing their homes.
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Cindy Westfall ABR,GRI
Prudential NW Properties
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