How to Write a Letter of Intent (LOI) For a Bulk REO Purchase. If you are looking to purchase a bulk REO(Real Estate Owned) from a seller, you have to provide a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the seller as a first step. An LOI should be written by the buyer and makes the first impression on the seller.
There _ we got that out of the way! OK. Now let's look at when to use a Letter of Intent vs. a Purchase Offer. I am specifically going to address this when looking at buying an apartment building or commercial real estate. The standard contract used when purchasing real estate is called a Purchase Offer, or a Purchase and Sale Agreement. You probably used this to buy your own house or condo.