43 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
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: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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Glen from Central Whangarei

I would like to share this as I hope it will be a link to a positive story moving forward.
I had Steve Smith from North Chamber meet me for about an hour at my home office today.
I feel it was an excellent productive meeting Steve said he enjoyed the meeting.

I am trying to raise awareness of the many skilled people wanting to work, this may include disabled people, Maori, and others struggling to find employment and less likely to be given opportunities that may lead to work.

I would like to see the media write positive stories about high achievers and those not so high but giving it a go. Steve was surprised at the statistics I was showing him re-employment and opportunity.

I would like to see good things for our city and our people and look forward to working with North Chamber on ideas creation, problem-solving, and solutions that may work.

I am also finding WDC easier to work with using my own organization to improve the lot of the disabled and everybody else, as I explained to Steve if we can improve accessibility for disabled people you improve accessibility for everyone.

My approach I think is to take a big picture and concentre on fixing the broken bits.

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