Buying in Denver? Make your Offer Stand Out with a Personal Offer Letter

The Denver real estate market couldn’t be hotter, and as a buyer it is more important than ever to do everything you can to give yourself an edge. Choosing commission free TRELORA to represent you as a buyer is a good first step in protecting the equity in your future home. Another smart choice in clinching the deal on your next home is including a personal letter to the seller with your purchase offer.

5 keys to an excellent letter to the seller are:

Be brief.  

Stick to a single page and resist the urge to go on and on about yourself or any aspect of the transaction. Use simple, concise language and have at least one person proofread your letter for errors.

Genuine compliments to the seller are encouraged.

But don’t suck up. Mentioning how much you appreciate what they’ve done with the landscaping or their attention to detail in finishing the basement are appropriate examples.

Let the seller know who will enjoy the home next.

Do you have a significant other? Charming offspring? Loyal pup or clowder of boutique breed cats? Feel free to elaborate briefly on who will move in with you. This will paint a picture for the seller of you and your _____ (spouse, kids, goldfish) enjoying the space. If competing offers are close, sellers sometimes choose the offer with the most personality; insight into your clan may tip the scales in your favor.

Be specific about why you love the home.

Have you always dreamed of living in this neighborhood? Adore the Rocky Mountain view? Can’t wait to enjoy the walking paths or parks nearby? Maybe you’ve fallen in love with the cook’s kitchen or spacious master suite or light-filled open floor plan. Whatever it is that gives this house the zing factor for you, letting the seller know why this is the house for you can help your offer stand out.

Print is nice, but email will suffice.

In the age of paperless electronic transactions, it is probably not convenient and may not even be possible for you to deliver a printed, hand signed copy of your letter. If you are able to snail mail or hand deliver a letter, go for it. If not, your heartfelt thoughts about the Denver-area house you’d like to call home will come across in email as well.


If you are a fan of honest communication, transparent transactions and commission free real estate, you’ve come to the right place. We do things differently here at TRELORA: First rate service, one flat fee. Let us know how we can be of service to you in the Denver real estate market.