As mentioned in the "introduction" section to this blog, we sold our house in 2005 and have been renters since then. The last two houses we've rented are "failed sells". In the one we're in now, the real estate agent advised the clients last year to "rent it out 'til the market got better next year". (Cough).
So, up this house went on the market in March of this year. (I'm sure you know the rest of the story).
Today I found a typed note in the mailbox:
My wife and I are looking to move into your neighborhood and see that your home is for sale. We would like you to consider renting your home to us for 12 months with the option to purchase the home from you during this time.
As you know the current market is not favorable for homeowners. The average number of days a home sits on the market before sale continues to rise and prices continue to fall. These numbers will likely continue to get worse as we go into the summer months.
We are flexible on move in, July or August, so you can decide what works best for you.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
[Name, Phone, and E-mail Address]