Make An Offer
An offer is a written proposal outlining the price you're willing to pay for the home as well as any other terms or conditions that must be met if the seller agrees to the offer. An example of other terms and conditions is the seller agreed to help with a portion of the closing costs. If this is not documented in the written offer then there is no legal requirement that the seller provide you anything towards closing costs. This is another area where a real estate agent can provide assistance.