To Win the Bid, Some Home Buyers Turned to ‘love letters’ – Until They Were Banned

July 10, 2018
In a tight market, home buyers are looking for an edge to get the house they want. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)
In a tight market, home buyers are looking for an edge to get the house they want. 

Joan Smith was tired of house-hunting.

The 39-year-old schoolteacher and her husband, Paul, had been searching for a new home in the suburbs last year, dragging their two young kids around with them through Lancaster, Clarence and Tonawanda.

They had already looked at about 20 homes and lost out a couple of times when their bids came up short. So when they found a house they liked on Fayette Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda for $169,900, they wanted to make it count, bidding $180,500.

But Smith went further. The North Buffalo native wrote a letter to the seller, laying out why the house was perfect for her family.

It worked.
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