Approaching owner of home not for sale
Right now we live in a waterfront community about 17 miles out of the city. While we enjoy living here, this is not our final home. We would like to move back to the city within the next 5 years. There is a house on a street that we used to live that we always admired. Love the area and the outside of the house. Know the square footage but that is about all. I would like to approach the owners to let them know if and when they were ready to sell their home, I would be interested in maybe purchasing it. I thought I would write them a letter. What are your thoughts, is this a good approach, would knocking on the door be better? How would you feel if you were in their shoes? How can I word the letter as to not sounding presumptuous. Thanks for your help.