Desperate buyers come up with a new tactic to secure the house of their dreams
Submitting a CV to apply for a job has been standard practice for centuries. But competition in the housing market has now become fierce that property buyers are also being forced to sell themselves as a worthy owner.
Sellers have reported being deluged with written pleas and pictures of children and pets from prospective buyers desperate to clinch their dream home.
Families hope the practice will help them “stand out” during fierce bidding wars, estate agents said.
In one example, a couple hoping to secure a six-bedroom house in the countryside saw off rival bidders by promising the seller they would be active participants in village life.
The tactic is becoming more common as a growing cadre of house hunters are being forced to compete for a static or shrinking …
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