Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection. The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the home that is being inspected. We are determined to perform inspections of the upmost quality with integrity. For a buyer, we make sure that they know and understand every fact about the property that they are purchasing. For sellers, we will provide a report that gives 100% full disclosure, with no worries of a buyer coming back and questioning anything regarding the property.
Anytime that you are purchasing a property, we understand that it is a HUGE investment. Everyone involved needs to know every aspect of the property. We take pride in providing this service. The majority of our business is from client referrals and from real estate agent recommendations. We work directly for the client. Our job is to ensure that the client understands every item that may be reported. Our job does not end after the report is completed. Should you have any questions months down the road, you are encouraged to give us a call and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are completely comfortable with the property.
We are here to assist you in making a confident decision about your property. Whether you're buying a new property and want to be sure of what you're getting, or selling a property and want to eliminate possible problems that could delay or lose a sale, or just want a professional to inspect and advise you on the condition and maintenance or safety recommendations of your current home, we are here to help.
A standard home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building consisting of one to four dwelling units. An inspection can be likened to a physical exam by a physician; however, it should be clearly understood that a home inspection is not to be confused with an appraisal, a building code inspection, a guarantee of any kind, and/or an insurance policy on the condition of the property.
During an inspection, the inspector will review the readily accessible exposed portions of the structure of the home, including the roof, the attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement, and foundation as well as the heating/air conditioning systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems for potential problems.
Home inspections are not intended to point out every small problem or any invisible or latent defect in a home. Most minor or cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent to the buyer without the aid of a professional.
A home inspector is typically hired by a potential homebuyer right after the offer to purchase contract is signed, and prior to executing the final purchase and sales agreement. However, before the potential buyer signs the offer to purchase contract, he/she should be sure that there is an inspection clause in the contract making the purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.
Good referral sources for home inspection services are friends, neighbors, or business acquaintances who have been satisfied with a home inspector. In addition, lawyers and mortgage brokers may also recommend a home inspector. The names of local inspectors can be found by searching the Division of Professional Licensure website at www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/hi, or in the Yellow Pages where many advertise under "Building Inspection Service" or "Home Inspection Service."
Real estate brokers and salesmen may not directly recommend a specific home inspection company or home inspector, unless representing the buyer as a buyer's broker. Brokers, however, may provide assistance to buyers in accessing information on licensed home inspectors.
A current home owner may also want to get a home inspection to identify any problems, especially if the owner plans to sell the home in the near future.
Following are additional tips when searching for a home inspector:
While not necessary, it is recommended that the buyer be present for the inspection. This allows the buyer to observe the inspector, ask questions directly, and obtain a better understanding of the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. The written report may be easier to understand if the buyer was present during the inspection.
It is important that safe access and sufficient lighting is provided so that the inspector can inspect the property.
Inspectors must provide a written evaluation report based on the standards of compliance in accordance with Massachusetts or Connecticut.
At the conclusion of the home inspection, the buyer should be well informed of the condition of the home. It should be known if there are visible, apparent problems, if repairs need to be made, or whether or not there are any risks of concealed damage, and whether further investigation is recommended and/or required.
It is strongly recommended that potential buyers consider having the following inspections and/or tests performed prior to signing the final purchase agreement:
While some home inspectors are qualified to offer these services, these inspections and tests are not part of the basic home inspection and should be contracted through qualified licensed professionals in those fields.
With 20+ years of experience and over 10,000 inspections performed in both commercial and residential environments, we know exactly what to be looking out for. Our professional inspectors are dedicated to answering every question you may have.
Upon completion of the home inspection, you’ll quickly receive a comprehensive, electronic report with pictures, videos, and detailed explanations to back up and clarify any potential concerns.
Our highly efficient team of inspectors provide quality inspections while maintaining professional standards. Our inspections and evaluations are systematic and independent assessments providing factual information, which complies with all state regulations.