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Welcome to your new property: next steps

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

When you Sell Your House, a Welcome Home Letter To New Homeowners creates an extra step for you in the middle of one of the most stressful times of your life. However, the gesture will likely not go unnoticed and will certainly be appreciated by the new owner!

So many of my Sellers sold their home to people who they knew absolutely nothing about. They knew their names, only because names were on the paperwork they signed. It was weird! Weird that a new family would be moving into their home of years and they hadn’t even met them. They had no clue if they had children, how old they were, what they looked like, nothing!

You are probably thinking it doesn’t matter, right?

To them, it mattered! They asked to find out a little about who was buying our home.

A few days later they got ‘they were married in Hawaii a year ago and have not started a family yet’. That was it!

The home they had cared so meticulously for would have new owners and those owners would not know anything about the history of their home.

Of course, the new owners had explored their home before making that initial offer but they didn’t know that the Christmas lights they left were cut to size specifically for the peaks of the home. They may have laughed at the little flip lock on the front door. The flagstone path they had so carefully laid would not be appreciated if the new owners didn’t know how they had built it. What about our mailbox number or the code to the garage door keypad?

They were determined, and made it their mission, amongst the craziness of moving, to let the new owners know the history and important information about their new home. They also wanted to share about them, the family that had lived there!

One tired night, my seller sat at her computer and wrote a letter to the new homeowners. There are many other things she could have and wished she would have said, however, she left good enough alone and left her

letter on the island along with a poinsettia, keys, garage door openers, and mail!

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