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.
“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…