A pre foreclosure letter is typically from someone or some company that is searching the market for a home or property that matches yours. These letters can be very honest investors or potential homeowners that are trying to buy property, however they can also be from very unscrupulous investors or scam artists that are just as predatory as some of the lending practices that may have lead to your financial problems.
Looking at the pre foreclosure letter with a clear head and not from a position of desperation is essential if you want to sort out the real potential buyers from the potential con artists. It is also important to know your options as a homeowner in pre foreclosure, as not all the information in a letter may be factual or even applicable in your state. Often with large national or even state wide home buying companies the pre foreclosure letter will be generated by a computer, however it may be very cleverly mail merged to make it look like a letter from an individual buyer.