If you are dealing directly with sellers to buy properties, rarely will you need to use a letter of intent. Instead, you'll be meeting with them in person to sit down and discuss options for buying their property. However, if you are working through a real estate agent (or two real estate agents if you're not dealing with the listing agent directly), letters of intent can help you succinctly express your offer in the best light, especially when you don't know if the agent who will be presenting your creative offer will understand the full benefits of it.
I. Transaction Contingencies. Contingencies are items that would likely cause the buyer, seller or both to walk away from the transaction should there be a disagreement. For examples: i. All Cash and Accounts receivable accrued up to the closing date will remain the property of the SELLER. ii. Buyer's Good Faith Deposit will be refunded in full in the event buyer's due diligence reveals unacceptable conditions. iii. Buyer and Seller each agree to pay their respective closing costs. iv. Buyer's Good Faith Deposit will be refunded in full in the event buyer's financing is denied and written verification is submitted to XYZ Brokerage, Inc. on or before July 1, 20XX.