Hire a smart, classy,personable & assertive Realtor, who is also people & communication-Smart & have HER approach the Seller.
You don't pay for your Buyer's Agent to Represent you & SHE can put the best foot forward for you!
Seriously ! A GOOD Buyer's Agent can use strategies to get you the house that you yourself may not be able to present without offending the owners !
1 Qualifier :- If it's like 'The Father of The Bride' situation, it may not happen :))
Shalu Thaman - ePRO,SRES,ABR
Keller Williams Princeton
Is this a house that is already listed, or.......... are you trying to persuade someone to sell their home who may not be looking to do so at this time?