Step 4: FROM THE OFFER TO THE P&S

After you have an accepted offer,  you will need to schedule a home inspection. Jeannine or Jessica will be there with you, but we ask buyers to schedule the inspection themselves. Here is the link to the Massachusetts list of state-licensed Home Inspectors.

Here’s a few of the inspectors

we have liked for our buyers:

Once your inspection takes place, you may be renegotiating the price you are planning to pay for the home. You probably won’t be renegotiating if you won a competitive bidding situation, but in the majority of cases, this is a point for further negotiations. But, because inspectors are prohibited from discussing how much anything would cost to correct, you will probably need to get back into the house with a contractor/roofer/handyman/arborist/painter/plumber/electrician/etc. to get an estimate for the work that you need to have done.

Here are some that we’ve worked with or have heard recommended in the realtor community:

Windows:

Wayside Glass in Marlborough: (508) 485-3600

Heating/Cooling/HVAC:

Bassnet (We LOVE Rob) in Littleton (978) 997-1738

Carpenters/Contractors:

Greg Stein: (978)265-8459

Chris Higbee (978)580-6089