Is it appropriate to write a letter asking for first right of refusal for a home that has caught your eye even though it is not for sale?
- BillLv 63 weeks agoFavorite Answer
A better approach would be to write a letter saying, "If you ever decide to sell your house, please call me. I am interested."
Asking for the first right of refusal should be accompanied with a offer of payment to make it stick.
- EdwenaLv 73 weeks ago
Not really. You can write a letter requesting if the owner would negotiate a sell to you of that right. You would have to purchase it. No telling what the selling price would be when it was sold. You will pay a premium. You will need to have that deal attached to the deed in the county records. You will need a lawyer.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 73 weeks ago
You can write the letter. When the.home owner is done laughing they will toss it in the trash. Its meaningless. But you're welcome to write it.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
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- elhighLv 73 weeks ago
No, it's not appropriate. For starters, you have no rights whatsoever, and even if the homeowner said they would give you first right of refusal in a signed letter, that's still not a contract. You could mistake it for one, but it won't be one and it won't stand up in court if you try to use it like one.
And even if the house has your name scrawled across it in Day-Glo colors, butt the heck out. Those people have that house, and aren't looking for buyers. All you can do is disturb them, possibly start an argument or otherwise disrupt their lives.
If that causes you stress, so what? You're the only one stressed. You don't deserve the house and you haven't earned the right to stress the homeowners. So butt out and keep shopping.
- Lib.rare.ianLv 73 weeks ago
It's inappropriate and useless. You would have to convince the property owner to enter into a contract for a future bid that might never exist, and you would probably have to pay money up front to establish that contract. However, they may never decide to sell, and could leave the property to their heirs, who would not be bound to the terms of any contract you made with the present owner.
- yLv 73 weeks ago
You can ask anything that you wish.