Because of market conditions as they are

sellers are concerned that as a buyer, you will be able to qualify and close escrow. They are not only concerned about your financial preapproval, but also how emotionally and mentally you are committed to the purchase. A savvy buyer will include with the purchase agreement a strong letter of introduction, that is humble and well written, explaining to the seller your motivation, how much you like the property, and what special appeal the house has for you. State exactly why you feel it is the right house for you. Sometimes sellers who have lived in their homes for a long period of time appreciate knowing something about who you are, if you have a family and children, what type of work you do, and how you came to know about this property. You may feel some of this information is too personal, but it may help you negotiate a better end result. Use discretion, make your letter short (unlike this paragraph), but appealing. The letter should also explain your financial ability and your ability to close the escrow without any unusual contingencies that may cause delay. The letter should indicate where the down payment is coming from, and include proof of liquid funds that are available to cover the down payment and closing costs. Reaffirm that this purchase is not contingent on the close of any other escrow. It should also include a preapproval letter from a lender showing that you have been approved for a loan in the required loan amount.

Because of market conditions as they are

sellers are concerned that as a buyer, you will be able to qualify and close escrow. They are not only concerned about your financial preapproval, but also how emotionally and mentally you are committed to the purchase. A savvy buyer will include with the purchase agreement a strong letter of introduction, that is humble and well written, explaining to the seller your motivation, how much you like the property, and what special appeal the house has for you. State exactly why you feel it is the right house for you. Sometimes sellers who have lived in their homes for a long period of time appreciate knowing something about who you are, if you have a family and children, what type of work you do, and how you came to know about this property. You may feel some of this information is too personal, but it may help you negotiate a better end result. Use discretion, make your letter short (unlike this paragraph), but appealing. The letter should also explain your financial ability and your ability to close the escrow without any unusual contingencies that may cause delay. The letter should indicate where the down payment is coming from, and include proof of liquid funds that are available to cover the down payment and closing costs. Reaffirm that this purchase is not contingent on the close of any other escrow. It should also include a preapproval letter from a lender showing that you have been approved for a loan in the required loan amount.