Couple resorts to mass-mailing owners in hopes of finding a willing seller

The couple was very smart, adding a personal touch with a family photo including their daughter and dog.  Overall, what was the outcome aside from becoming really well versed in local real estate and being out the cost of a lot of stamps?  The couple ended up buying a four-bedroom home from an older couple looking to move to a local retirement community.

As a real estate attorney whose office represents some developers, we get a decent amount of direct mailings from brokers on the hunt for willing sellers.  I have always wanted to call up those brokers and ask them if the approach really works.  I guess in the long run any seller who is currently on the fence about selling, might be pushed just that much further to make the plunge.

As a buyer, would you consider reaching out to owners to see if they were interested in selling their homes?

For the full story, check out this article on Boston.com:http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/blogs/renow/2013/12/frustrated_buye_2.html

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A couple in Topsfield, clearly fed up with the rat race that has become the home-buying process in Massachusetts, decided recently to take matters into their own hands.  The couple decided to do a mass mailing to try and find a willing seller within the area and price range they were looking for.  Though they certainly did their research – mapping out those homes in an area and determining assessed values through the Town, then weeding out young families unlikely to sell – the concept is one most people would never think to resort to.  The couple was very smart, adding a personal touch with a family photo including their daughter and dog.  Overall, what was the outcome aside from becoming really well versed in local real estate and being out the cost of a lot of stamps?  The couple ended up buying a four-bedroom home from an older couple…

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