Get Your Offer Noticed with Dear Seller

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• Creative Ways to Make Your Love Letter Stand Out from the Crowd •

When you’re making an offer in a competitive market like San Diego, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Many buyers don’t fully realize you’ll likely need to submit multiple offers before you end up with a successful one.While there are things you can do to make sure your offer is competitive, sometimes all it takes is capturing a short video or writing a personalized letter to send to the seller to help bring your offer to life.

With a personal video, you have an opportunity to add some emotion to a process that’s traditionally very transactional. And, if you can use this step to connect with the seller, your offer may get more attention.

Capture Your Story in a Buyer Video

An exclusive benefit for Reali Buyers. We will create a video highlighting why you love a particular home, adding a personal touch to your offer. Sellers appreciate authentic video insights, and having such may push you to the top of the consideration list. Here are some key items to consider including:

  • Keep it short: We’re talking 60 seconds. This isn’t a full-length feature film. It’s a 1-minute video trailer that will show the seller who you are as a buyer and why they should lean towards your offer. If you have kids and pets, don’t be shy about getting them on camera. Idea: have your child tell the seller what it is they love about this home (e.g., nearby playground or the backyard pool).
  • Comment on specific details: The last thing you want is a seller to think you’ve produced a generic video for another home. Be specific. For example, love the eat-in kitchen? Mention that you can see yourself hosting brunches in it. The more detail, the better.
  • Be yourself and include your kids, pets and hobbies. Be authentic and you’ll have a better chance at resonating with the seller. Make sure you address the seller by name, look into the camera, smile and be yourself. Whether you’re single, have a family, or are a proud pet owner, tell the seller a little about yourself. You’re not required to include details about your job. But talking about your profession could help a seller understand who you are. Fun hobbies can also help, especially if you share an interest with the seller.
  • Homebuying history: Are you a first-time homebuyer? Are you moving from a condo into a larger home because your family is growing? These are the details sellers enjoy hearing.
  • Why you like their home and why it’s a good fit for you. One essential thing to include is a list of all the reasons why you like this home and the neighborhood. A home is an emotional purchase, and many sellers feel strongly about who ends up living in their home. A reminder: be sure to address the seller by name.

If you’re not up for a video, you can always craft a handwritten letter to share with your offer. It’s still a great way to share your story and can put you one step closer to potentially scoring the home of your dreams.

Want to learn more and get ahead on home buying? Call us at (858) 880-0195 or email

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Portia Green, REALTOR®

Portia Green is a highly experienced full-time REALTOR® specializing in the representation of Sellers, heralded by her clients as data-driven and an effective negotiator. Producing $25M total in residential sales volume, Portia's goal is to help her clients achieve the best results when selling their homes and to make their experience an enjoyable one. She has successfully sold real estate since 2008 and has gained an in-depth knowledge of local real estate markets & seasonal trends. Portia has achieved a 100% customer satisfaction rating and wants to share her expertise & personal service with you in the sale of your home. When listing your home with Portia Green and Compass, you'll receive the hands-on service you need and desire. Portia will help you manage the entire process of selling your home from pricing, preparing and staging the house, to marketing, negotiating offers, inspections, all the way to closing. She will recommend skilled vendors for any job needed, personally host Open Houses, and ensure that all showings are accompanied. At Compass, Portia offers a wise no-nonsense way to sell your home for the best price and the least hassle. With a keen eye for staging & preparing listings to maximize Buyer appeal, all of Portia Green's listings are professionally photographed using HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography to provide the highest quality photos in the industry. Professionally printed marketing materials are prepared for all Open Houses. We also capture a 3D scan of your home that creates an interactive walkthrough online along with a custom-designed floor plan and targeted digital marketing campaigns on Google & the most popular social media channels. Compass participates in the Multiple Listing Service, which is the local real estate database of homes listed for sale that all REALTORS® use in helping their Buyers find houses. Your home will appear on every real estate website, in its best light, making a stunning camera-ready debut. Portia Green's home valuation expertise and extensive experience in comparative market analysis will help price your home accurately. She has refined her skills to help you pinpoint which features of your home will result in more showings and better results. Her mantra is for you to be ready to sell your home and feel good about that first. Portia knows that home inspectors always find a problem; that drones take some of the best photos in town; and that her eyebrows will grow to the floor in the time it takes her to read everything that's happening with your HOA, but that doesn't mean she won't do it anyway. Eyebrows be damned. You'll always need a place to unplug, connect, dream, grow, or just be yourself. That makes what Portia does even more meaningful. She’s ready to go the extra mile to help you find just the place. Whether you're selling your very first home, offloading an investment property, or want a vacation getaway with passive income, she is attentive to the details of every home sale. Portia helps busy people navigate this crazy real estate market like a pro, so don't be shy. Every great relationship starts with free advice and a friendly chat. Ask as many questions as you need to. Selling houses is her jam!