Cover letter for buying a house(4 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for buying a house.”

Samples of cover letters for buying a house 

If you are interested in buying a house or have found your dream house, a cover letter is an excellent opportunity to show the seller why you are the perfect candidate. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address your potential seller with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” 
  • The next step is to tell your potential seller about yourself. This will help you create a personal connection with them.
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the house. You can state the home’s attributes. 
  • Explain your bid; be honest and respectful.
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to hearing from you.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for buying a house”

“Dear owners of the sweet, yellow Cape Cod with so much charm,

My name is Anna, and my husband Jeff and I have been trying to find a neighborhood for years, and have fallen in love with yours. We think it’s the perfect place to raise a family. We’re expecting our second child in November and are looking for a little more space.

We love to cook and have family over. The kitchen has such great counter space—I can just picture it holding our big Sunday dinner buffet. And I love that you’ve got a refrigerator that doesn’t show fingerprints. That will be a big help with our toddler and her cousins who always seem to have sticky hands.

And, I enjoy gardening. Of course, the first thing we noticed was your beautiful peony bush. We could tell how carefully you’ve tended to every aspect of your home. I couldn’t help but see the photo on the fireplace mantle of a young man graduating from Cornell. My dad grew up in Ithaca and went to school there. We spent a lot of time on Cayuga Lake with my grandmother. Go Big Red!

Although your home was a bit out of our price range, we had to take a chance on an offer because it’s everything we want and is in a great neighborhood for our family. We know you’re asking X, but we respectfully ask if you would consider Y. It’s at the top of our budget range, and our goal is to turn our dream into a reality without overextending ourselves.

I work as X, and my husband does Y. We already have mortgage pre-approval and are flexible about the date for closing on the house. We so much want this to work out well for you, as well as for our family.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration. We would be honored to live in the house that you’ve made into a beautiful home. We look forward to hearing back from you.”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for buying a house”

“Dear Seller,

My husband and I had the privilege of walking through your house the other day and were very impressed! The way the full front porch overlooks your budding rosebushes brought us back to the house my husband lived in when we first met as kids.

As we continued to tour your house, it began to feel even more familiar — just like home. Every detail is perfect: from the wide staircase to the little nook in the kid’s bedroom. It’s clear from the swing in the yard and the pictures on the wall that many happy memories happened here.

A little about us: Tom and I met in the third grade and have been best friends ever since. We attended separate colleges, but would always spend school breaks at his grandparent’s home, which looks very similar to yours! We’ve been married 13 years and have four children.

After touring the home ourselves, we immediately brought our kids here to see if this was the place. They were instantly smitten.

If you choose to accept our offer, please know that the home will be well cared for and loved. We are excited to raise our children in a place so filled with memories.

Thank you for taking the time to consider us.

Tom and Kate Williams”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for buying a house”


Name of Seller

Address of Seller

City, State, Zip Code

Dear [Name of Seller]:

Thank you for considering our offer to purchase your home. We have been looking for a new home for six months and were so happy when we saw your house for sale in exactly the neighborhood we wanted.

We especially love the backyard barbecue area and garden and would have many enjoyable evenings there even in the winter as we are moving to sunny California from Vermont. The fact that the house is within walking distance of downtown is another advantage.

My wife and I both have high credit ratings and we have pre-approval for the mortgage. We are also able to make a 20 percent down payment immediately. 

We both have jobs in the locality, my wife is a teacher and I am a software engineer. We have two young children and believe they will have ideal childhoods growing up in your home.

Thank you again for considering our offer. We genuinely hope we will be able to live in your home for years to come.



Your Name”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for buying a house”

“Dear ,

Thank you for considering our offer on your beautiful home. We were hoping to get this letter over to you sooner, but got stuck trying to find the right words to convey how much we really loved it.

It’s probably simplest to say we thought was truly special. Right away, we could really see all the love and care you put into building your home — from the beautiful bamboo floors to the wonderful open living space to the smart doorbell and lovely fenced-in yard. There were just so many features of your home that called out to us.

We’re getting married this October, so we couldn’t help but notice your beautiful wedding and engagement photos on the walls. We’re hoping to host the holidays this year — the first one our families will celebrate together — and we couldn’t help but imagine how wonderful it would be to have our loved ones over in such a bright, open living space. (We envisioned talking to our families gathered in the living room as we finished preparing a holiday feast in the impeccable kitchen.) We also really loved the idea of inviting friends over for a barbecue, gathering everyone around the fire pit in your beautiful backyard.

I’m the Executive Editor of a personal finance website called . (We have an editorial component, but also partner with financial services companies. People can come to our site, get free financial advice, their free credit scores and apply for a credit card or personal loan, if so inclined.) My fiancé Teddy is a substitute teacher and jiu-jitsu instructor. Together, we make a solid living . And, as the Executive Editor of, I’m very familiar with the mortgage process, so I know what steps to take to ensure smooth sailing, should you decide to take us up on our offer. (I also have really good credit. Nice job perk.)

We understand how stressful moving can be, so we’re flexible as to a closing date. We’re on a month-to-month lease right now, so there are no issues logistically for us.

In closing, the home we purchase will be the one we start our family in. We would be so honored to have that home be .

Thank you so much for your time and consideration,

Jeanine & Teddy”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for buying a house 

What is the role of a purchasing buyer?

Purchasing buyers are responsible for ordering their company’s necessary materials and supplies.

How do you sell yourself in a cover letter?

Positive words to describe yourself

  • I can handle multiple tasks daily.
  • I use a creative approach to problem solve.
  • I am a dependable person who is great at time management.

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