Problems Revealed During Inspection Successfully Resolved


Problem: It was an exciting time of transition for this couple. She had just had a baby, he had gotten a new job in Boston. They decided they wanted to live in Hingham and we found a sweet 3-bedroom, 2-bath house with a huge yard.  Offers were due on a Monday, so I counseled my clients to act quickly and we submitted a full price offer (I knew the home was worth more) on Sunday night to beat the crowd. Their offer was accepted! But the inspection turned up some issues, including a wet basement, which surprised the sellers. The basement was a crawl space, which is why the homeowners were unaware of its condition.


Solution: Through shrewd negotiations with the seller’s broker, I was able to get all of the issues resolved. And I also got them $3,000 off the purchase price.


Result: Happy parents, happy baby, safely ensconced in a new home during a pandemic.


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