Do You Have Any Tips About Reserving Items on Behalf of a Seller?

Question I am about to head to a listing appointment where the Sellers have already told me they want to take with them some items from the house. Do you have any recommendations about reserving items on behalf of the Seller? Answer This is a very hot topic right now. We keep getting emails and phone calls from various Buyer’s Agents complaining that certain items the Buyer expected to remain in t ...[Read More]

Can My Buyer Put a Work-Shed in the Backyard?

Question My Buyer really likes a particular home in a particular neighborhood, but he wants to put a work shed in the backyard.  We’re not sure if this is allowed. What should I do to ensure my Buyer is able to put a work shed in the back yard? Answer Since you already know your Buyer wants to put a work shed in the back yard, this means you’ve already discussed with your Buyer his intentions for ...[Read More]

Legislative Update Regarding Information Builders Are Now Required to Provide to Homebuyers

Question I am a real estate agent who represents Buyers and Builders.  I heard at the office today there is a new law that was passed requiring Builders to provide to Homebuyers some kind of information. Do you know what the other real estate agents at my office were talking about? Answer/Recommendation The two laws that come to mind are Act 231 of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session and the Loui ...[Read More]

How to Transfer the Louisiana New Home Warranty from Seller to Buyer

Question I represent the Buyer of a recently completed new construction home. The Seller bought the home six (6) months ago from the Builder, but the Seller was recently transferred out of State due to his job. My Buyer wants to make sure the Louisiana New Home Warranty will transfer to him at closing. Do we need to include in the Purchase Agreement, Addendums, Response to Inspections, etc. any la ...[Read More]