‘Love Letters’ Pose a Fair Housing Risk for Sellers

In a highly competitive real estate market, it’s not uncommon for buyers to submit letters to sellers saying how much they love the seller’s home and hope the seller will select their offer. However, this carries a big risk for sellers when it’s clear that a rejected buyer is a member of a protected class which, it might surprise you to learn, is most of us. Buyers bear little risk, but it’s something sellers and their agents need to be aware of.

 

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at www.JimSmithColumns.com. We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is solar powered and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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