Letter: Please Sell Me Your Condo

Got a letter in the mail asking if I’d sell my condo. Tempting!

With very few condos for sale these days has anyone else received something similar?

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

You can also find me on Twitter, @MattGoyer, or LinkedIn.

  • Guest

    I got one in similar in Trace North, less personalized though. I figured it was a scam or an agent trying to drum up some listings.

  • http://twitter.com/evilpenguin81 evilpenguin81

    Yep, I live in Trace North and got the same letter :)  Unit 510 just went pending for a great price ~ 2 weeks ago, someone must see a good opportunity in the area

  • Dbabraham

    I have received similar letters from real estate agents in the past and invariably they are come ons to get listings. But a year ago when I lost out on a short sale in Seattle, I looked up the owner of another condo in the same building and wrote a similar letter to this one. One thing led to another and after many delays and obstacles overcome I purchased two condos from real estate investor. The deal was done without any real estate agents and was between two sophisticated parties — I am a lawyer. So I can attest that these solicitations can be genuine ooprtunities to sell.

  • Guest

    An old coworker of mine sold his house this way: he got an unsolicited offer out of the blue, worked out a price, and moved out shortly thereafter. I wouldn’t write it off as a scam; it’s a clever move by a buyer who’s frustrated by the lack of sellers in your building.