Letters to owners of boarded up properties… - Posted by Fran
Posted by Fran on November 27, 1998 at 23:01:51:
I’m just curious as to what you folks are using in your pitch letters to owners of “dog” properties.
Here’s the 411 on a specific property I saw:
I was taking a different route home from work today, and found a not-so-nice home in a nice neighborhood. I saw boarded up windows on the south side of this house. I made a U-turn, and drove up the driveway, and saw (to my surprise) new siding, some new windows (3/4 of them weren’t boarded up as I saw later, only the ones on the south and west side of the house), and a large sliding glass door on the east side of the house with no boarding (or curtains). I looked inside and saw a very nice house, could probably use some updates in the kitchen, and maybe paint and carpet, but no major things like holes in the walls or fire damage.
Anyway, I traced the address and phone number using the reverse directory and is listed under three names…Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and a Barbara J. Smith. It sounds to me like parents in a home or in Florida type of thing…can’t keep up with payments or won’t rent or something (I won’t know 'til I talk with them, obviously).
What do you think a good solid approach in a letter would be??
Just looking for opinions…