Buyer's NH & MA Home Inspections
A Buyer's NH or MA home inspection should identify major defects and system inadequacies in the property that the home owner may not be aware of. If the buyer has the opportunity to renegotiate the purchase price based on the NH or MA home inspection findings; a quality, well executed, MA or NH home inspection and report can determine time and money saved on surprise repairs.
When it comes to finding a buyer's NH or MA home inspector there is a wide range of education, experience and qualifications.
Paul Maida's credentials speak for themselves - view them here.
During our first contact with our clients for their NH or MA Home Inspection, we provide care, concern and the utmost attention to detail. To schedule your Buyer's NH or MA home inspection, it's best to have the details such as size, age and additional structures, available when you call our office (or complete the form on the Contact Us Page). We anticipate a 6-8 hour time block per NH or MA home inspection. Therefore, this information will help determine how long the on-site portion of the NH or MA home inspection will probably take, and the cost of services. After scheduling, you'll receive a confirmed quotation via email, a sample of our inspection agreement, as well as cost for any optional fee based services (e.g. radon testing, water testing, mold testing) that may be applicable.
Currently, all buyers NH & MA home inspections are performed by Paul Maida. You may expect the inspector to arrive at the property before you to preview the exterior. This is also usually the time when the inspector familiarizes himself with your soon-to-be home, typically walks the roof and starts his investigation for wood destroying insects. We do encourage our clients to be present for their MA or NH home inspection. This is a great time to be informed about the property conditions and any components that may need attention.
When our client arrives, the on-site home inspection starts on the exterior of the property and includes items like siding, grading, drainage, walkways, stairways, etc. As the MA or NH home inspection progresses, the basement space, attic space, windows, floors, ceilings doors will be included, and all of the accessible systems and components: structural, electrical, mechanical, heating, plumbing, etc. You may also expect the inspector to bring electrical testing equipment such as carbon monoxide detectors, stud finders and, other equipment to perform preliminary tests on any of these systems. Our Inspector will access most crawl spaces and walks most roofs; all the while taking digital pictures of his findings. The on-site portion of a NH or MA home inspection -that our client is present for- usually takes about 2½ to 3½ hours, though older homes or larger homes can take longer to inspect. We do not put a time limit on our home inspections; the home inspector makes himself available to answer any questions or concerns you have about your NH or MA home inspection findings.
Upon completion of the on-site portion of a buyer's NH or MA home inspection, the inspector will spend an additional 2-3 hours reviewing the photos, then use the evidence he has gathered at the house to compose a report that is comprehensive and includes colored photography. As a supplement to the NH or MA home inspection, you'll also receive maintenance tips and upkeep information on systems you may not be as familiar with. Buyer's Home Inspection reports are sent to our client via email within 24-48 hours of the NH or MA home inspection. Property inspection reports are always confidential. We do not sell previous inspection reports.
When additional services such as Radon Testing, Water Testing or Mold Testing are performed in conjunction with a NH or MA home inspection, we provide information in the buyer's report (website, serial numbers, etc.) to access test results in a timely fashion, or, they're mailed directly to our client.