Second state considers homebuyer love letter ban

After an Oregon law went into effect on January 1 that forces listing agents to reject love letters from buyers, neighbor Washington has considered the same. A similar bill has stalled in the state legislature, but advocates are saying they’ll try again. Advocates for these bills say that buyer love letters – in which buyers write personal notes to sellers that accompany their offers – can contribute to fair housing violations as it opens up transactions to sellers choosing offers, in part, based on biases, whether conscious or unconscious.