Stop writing ‘love letters’ to sellers in today’s real estate market, says President of Ohio Realtors

 Stop writing ‘love letters’ to sellers in today’s real estate market, says President of Ohio Realtors

CLEVELAND — The era of home buyers writing a letter to sellers in an effort to sway their decision appears to be over.

Seth Task, President of Ohio Realtors, explained how while buyers would like to compliment a seller on their fenced-in yard for children to grow or a spacious living room for Christmas morning, those comments could present problems.

Task told News 5 he no longer accepts “love letters” from buyers and encourages other realtors to do the same, to avoid any possible discrimination.

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A sample home buyer “love letter” to a seller, provided to News 5.

“If a decision is made based on the letter versus other letters, it’s clearly a fair housing issue,” Task explained.

News 5 spoke with several realtors in Northeast Ohio, who all explained they’re seeing about 25% of sellers’ agents no longer accept love letters, compared to almost none about a…

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