If you are selling your South Lake Tahoe real estate, you may have received a “love letter” from a potential buyer pleading their case on why you should pick them to purchase your home. However, the term “home” is a very subjective and personal thing. Letting go of a place that holds many chapters and memories isn’t always easy to do. In most scenarios, seller’s usually want to see their homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe go to someone who will utilize the South Lake Tahoe real estate in the same way they did. So how do sellers differentiate who is genuine and who is just trying to beat out the competition. In a seller’s market like real estate in South Lake Tahoe, it isn’t always easy-but it can be done. Take a look at these tips!
It is all in the details!
If someone is genuine about buying homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe, they will likely have specific personal details such as family member names, their ages, their interests, schools that are nearby that they hope to enroll their children in, etc. Do they include specific details they love about your home? Or what they love about the neighborhood? Not every letter needs to be a life story full of photos and how they intend to use the real estate in South Lake Tahoe, BUT! If the letter seems, vague, they may not be genuine. With so many South Lake Tahoe realtors urging clients to write these letters as a way to get their offer accepted, it is best to follow your gut on which one you pick.
Go where the money is
I know, the whole purpose of a personal letter is not about the money. BUT! If the letter is well written, accompanies a good offer and the buyer isn’t being high maintenance with ridiculous contingencies and nit picking every aspect of the transaction, chances are they are being honest. Now if the letter is a sob story and it comes with a super low ball offer, it doesn’t mean the buyer isn’t being honest. It simply may just not be the offer for you. After all, when it comes to selling homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe, you don’t want to basically give the property away.
Leave the drama at the door
Life is all about trials and triumphs. That is how we grow, learn and move ahead. Hardship is what inspires us and helps us make better decisions for the future. However, if the letter you receive reads like a dramatic movie script, be wary that the potential buyers *could* just be trying to pull on your heart strings. Look for letters that are personal and explain why they feel they have a special connection with your South Lake Tahoe real estate.
With all matters South Lake Tahoe real estate, it is best to consult your South Lake Tahoe realtor regarding which offer to pick. Business 101 is to keep emotions out of it. When it comes to your home, that is really hard. If you have multiple offers come in, don’t pick the lowest one simply because you feel bad for the buyer. Pick the offer that best suites you so that you can move to the next home (and chapter). For more information on South Lake Tahoe real estate OR if you are looking for a South Lake Tahoe realtor, give me a call. I would be happy to help!