LOI is used as manipulation tool at the hands of unscrupulous sellers & agents. Often times, obscure or scam_oriented persons who claim to be crude Sellers, or represent themselves as sellers' agents, mandates or brokers largely by an Internet contact or communication, employ the LOI merely as a tool to quickly "corner and box in" a prospective buyer to a purchase deal, before the prospective buyer may demand that they provide their business profile or show him something tangible to demonstrate that they are truly legitimate sellers.
Alright. Let's look at how to write a Letter of Intent step by stepǍ. At the top of the letter, write today's dateǎ. Include the Seller or Broker information at the top of the letterǏ. Explain that you are presenting this as a Letter of Intent to purchase the propertyǐ. Explain who you are _ whether you are buying through an LLC, investment group, etcǑ. Describe the property you are purchasing _ the property name and addressǒ. Include the price you would agree to purchase the propertyǓ. Define the due diligence period _ it may be anywhere from 30 to 90 days, possibly even longer in a complex projectǔ. Identify how you would like to finance the project _ Seller financing, loan assumption, bank financing, etc.