Louisiana homebuyers have several options when it comes to preparing an offer to purchase real estate. By carefully structuring the purchase agreement, buyers may be able to save a significant amount of money. Sellers sometimes set an unrealistically high asking price. When this is the case, a buyer may want to offer a lower purchase price and include information on comparables in order to justify the lower offer.
Another strategy would be to offer the full asking price but ask for concessions in other areas. For example, the buyer might ask the seller to pay a portion of the buyer's closing costs, provide partial financing or make certain improvements to the property. This could include a new coat of paint, replacing some of the appliances or refinishing a floor.