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: email@example.com.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
He's a pro at Bowen Therapy, and he's 5!
He confidently led his mum and best friend into the Pyes Pa treatment room yesterday.
When I asked him how his body was feeling, he could point to the bits where he was holding tension.
Then a super quick assessment and straight onto the massage table.
He's knows to tell me if anywhere is sore, when I'm working, and we talk about what he's doing over the holidays and friends parties.
We've taken it slowly to get here. The 4 year old who first walked in was not sure about Bowen Therapy and this lady who going to touch him.
So we talked, he told me about his toys and I did some moves on him stood up.
After a while we flew to the massage table and did a few more moves with him sitting on the table.
Nothing is rushed and the result is this. A very active 5 year old boy who asks to come for Bowen Therapy when he's feeling a bit out. He will relax on the table and his body responds super quick.
I still don't push for a hug, that would be too much to ask
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