Thanks for your feedback! I did send a Thank you card, along with an Edible Arrangements basket to the seller's home. She was not there when it was delivered, so it was left with a neighbor. I never heard anything back and I'm honestly not sure if she even received it! I got so busy with things after the closing that I never had a chance to follow-up with her. Still, my intentions were good and hopefully she received it and enjoyed it :+)
Unfortunately, my experience with the realtor was not as pleasant as it was with the seller. It felt like I was pulling teeth any time I asked him to do something, but the seller being more than cooperative off-set that negative and nearly 1.5 years later, I am still in love with my home!
Thanks again, and Happy New Year!
Unwavering Commitment to Service
g'head... write that note.... make her day!
Enjoy your new home,
Unwavering Commitment to Service
It is not only appropriate to send a thank you letter, under your circumstances - it is extremely considerate and thoughtful of you to do so! How nice for that seller to receive your note!
It's wonderful to get to the closing table and have all the parties happy and pleased with the way things have progressed. I had a seller that recently left a bottle of champagne in the fridge for the new buyers!
Any gesture to say " thank you" will surely be appreciated!
I second Jeanne's suggestion of sending a note to your Realtor, too, as we all like to know our services were appreciated!!
Best wishes to you in your new home....
Prudential NU Properties
What a very sincere question and an extremely sincere thought! I think it is absolutely wonderful that your transaction was smooth sailing and it is a wonderful show of appreciation and mutual respect to send the seller a thank you note.
Congratulations with the purchase of your new home.
Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential NJ Properties
973-992-6363 ext 116
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What a great question to see here on Trulia! Too often real estate transactions become tense and adversarial when they don't have to be, even with all their challenges. I think I speak for most of my fellow Realtors when I say that we strive to make the process as pleasant and friendly as possible, and keep level heads throughout while representing our client's best interest. Nobody wins when it becomes a power struggle. It sounds as though your experience was a great one.
I think the previous owners would be thrilled and touched to hear from you and know that you are happy in your new home. Best of luck to you.
I would highly encourage this kind gesture. In this wicked world of high stakes real estate, a thoughtful note like the one you will send might seem like complete minutiae to you, but I can guarantee it won't be to them! I commend you for the very thought!
I say "Yes! Yes! A thousand times, Yes!" It's always appropriate to show your appreciation; and with the advent of email, the internet, text messaging and the like; too many of us, myself included, forget the impact that a handwritten note an have.
Go ahead, express your appreciation. I bet it'll make her day!
Congratulations on being a new homeowner and on having such a positive experience.