As part of our offer on the new house, we included a brief little letter to the homeowner just to say, “hello” and “this is who we are” etc., hoping that it would turn us into people and not just a dollar amount written on a bunch of legal paper. Our realtor had recommended we do it since there was more than one offer and my mother said that she had really enjoyed getting these letters when she had sold her last house in South Minneapolis.
So we were like, okay, let’s do it! Anything that can help, right?
Here’s a copy of the letter we sent.
And, surprisingly, we got a letter in return! Our realtor was so surprised, he said he’s never had a seller write a letter back. But we were thrilled to have it and it makes us just love the house even more. Here’s the letter we were given.
Isn’t that sweet? 69 years! What an awesome little history behind the home we hope to call ours in just a few short weeks!
Oh and for those of you who missed it, this was a little peak into the awesomeness that is our darling little retro house! Shag carpet, wood paneling and some pretty awesome vintage light fixtures.
Has this happened to anyone else? Do you have some interesting history in your home? We’re just waiting on the final report from the inspector that went through last night (holy shamoley was it hot!) and then we’ll be discussing options for updates and renovations! All the while of course holding our breath until closing day!