My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
Noted on my calendar that Monday is ANZAC public holiday. Are there any rules, for instance Shops open, booze sold etc.
My Three of four Kaiwarra, great uncles died WW1, grandfather of Petone, mustard gassed WW1, father died ANZAC 1994 and husband died ANZAC 2008.
ANZAC day is 25 April. NOT a holiday.
I'm trying to save our very old (some might say vintage) oven. Need to find a replacement 250v/15amp ceramic/porcelain fuse and carrier - see photos. Grateful for any suggestions on where to find one, or if anyone has one am happy to pay a reasonable price, or swap for a box of beers/bottle of wine. Thanks!