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.
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"When it comes to New Zealand sport, money breeds unhappiness"
Kevin Norquay is Stuff's Chief News Director (Sport). A journalist since 1985, he has worked as a sports, news and political journalist, covered three OIympic Games and three elections as well as numerous other major events. He also has the distinction of once being described as a disgrace to western journalism by Winston Peters.
Kevin will lead the discussion on the role of sports in New Zealand culture - how professional sport has sucked money and elite athletes out of community sport, how that money has put untoward mental and physical pressure on athletes and how the news media has followed the money, leaving community sports behind.
Venue: Yaza Café, Montgomery Square
Date: Wednesday, 28 April
Time: 7.30-9.30pm (meals & drinks available from 6pm)
More info: Barry 544 0409; Bryan 548 0343; Karen 5486241