In the state of Louisiana, you can go the the Louisiana Real Estate Commission website for the necessary forms used in a real estate transaction. The forms can be printed and used by a seller or buyer.
Unless you are have done your "homework", I would not recommend attempting to buy a house from an owner. Real estate agents are not only trained to assist you through the process, but are also insured. Agents have experience and can foresee situations to be avoided or handled in a professional way. Even if the house is being offered for sale by the owner, that does not mean that the buyer cannot enlist the services of an agent. .
I recommend you search for an agent who will work for you. Often, an agent can negotiate the commission from the seller and you can have the representation you need for a safe and secure transaction. Even if you have to pay a reduced commission as the buyer, it can be worth the dollars spent to get the professional assistance to make the buying experience a good one.... more