Oregon Is the First State to Ban Those Real Estate ‘Love Letters’

Portland (Ore.) Monthly, July 16, 2021–Julia Silverman
Over the years, Realtor Kate Fulford has seen more than of her share of love letters. Not the romantic kind, but the kind of letters would-be buyers write to sway sellers in a hot real estate market like Portland’s, the kind that includes family pictures and promises to hang a swing from the apple tree in the backyard. Oregon just ban the practice of letters from prospective buyers to sellers.