Rapid resellers serve a purpose, but is it worth the loss?

If you own one or more investment houses, you’ve probably been inundated with letters and postcards from would-be buyers asking if you have any interest in selling a property or two. Some are even hand-written -- by machine. They all promise pretty much the same thing: a clean and quick close, no sales commission or extra fees. Some even vow to close within days. And they say they will pay the closing costs. What a deal! But beyond all those promises is a truth no buyer will confess to upfront: they only want to offer you a fraction of what the property is worth on the open market ...