Top 10 Home Inspectors in Peabody, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Massachusetts Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
(383)
My name is David Valley and I am the founder of Massachusetts Home Inspections, which is located in Methuen, Massachusetts. I personally perform every home inspection myself and I always give my home inspection clients the utmost personal attention they deserve. That is one benefit that is not alway...Read more about Massachusetts Home Inspections
My name is David Valley and I am the founder of Massachusetts Home Inspections, which is located in Methuen, Massachusetts. I personally perform every home inspection myself and I always give my home inspection clients the utmost personal attention they deserve. That is one benefit that is not alway...Read more about Massachusetts Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Metro Boston Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
(286)
"Mark was awesome! He was very thorough and provided a lot of great information that made my client understand a lot of the things he looked for during the inspection. He was also early which was greatly appreciated. I would most definitely recommend Metro Boston Property Inspections and would total...Read more about Metro Boston Property Inspections
"Mark was awesome! He was very thorough and provided a lot of great information that made my client understand a lot of the things he looked for during the inspection. He was also early which was greatly appreciated. I would most definitely recommend Metro Boston Property Inspections and would total...Read more about Metro Boston Property Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot MKC Associates LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Massachusetts Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
(383)
Inspecting real estate for Buyers and Sellers in Eastern Massachusetts.
Inspecting real estate for Buyers and Sellers in Eastern Massachusetts.
Porch Pro Headshot General Environmental Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
(244)
he staff of General Environmental Services is well trained and respected for executing quality assured pest control in Boston and the surround areas on Eastern Massachusetts. Aside from being an expert in pest control, we are also a leader in Boston animal control and animal control in Eastern Mass...Read more about General Environmental Services
he staff of General Environmental Services is well trained and respected for executing quality assured pest control in Boston and the surround areas on Eastern Massachusetts. Aside from being an expert in pest control, we are also a leader in Boston animal control and animal control in Eastern Mass...Read more about General Environmental Services
Porch Pro Headshot JMC Associates
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
JMC Associates is built on a tradition of trust, pride and professionalism. You can trust us to deliver an honest and thorough inspection of your home. ~ We offer professional home inspections as well as home remodeling services! Inspections - For the Buyer: Buyers are encouraged to accom...Read more about JMC Associates
JMC Associates is built on a tradition of trust, pride and professionalism. You can trust us to deliver an honest and thorough inspection of your home. ~ We offer professional home inspections as well as home remodeling services! Inspections - For the Buyer: Buyers are encouraged to accom...Read more about JMC Associates
Porch Pro Headshot Above and Beyond Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
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MA Home Inspections in Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott receive local discount. A+ Rating with The Better Business Bureau, over 1500 Home Inspections performed. Massachusetts Licensed and Insured, over 10 years experience. Services offered throughout Essex, Middl...Read more about Above and Beyond Home Inspections
MA Home Inspections in Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott receive local discount. A+ Rating with The Better Business Bureau, over 1500 Home Inspections performed. Massachusetts Licensed and Insured, over 10 years experience. Services offered throughout Essex, Middl...Read more about Above and Beyond Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Jay Mercier Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
(11)
Jay Mercier Home Inspections is a sole proprietor company. I am the owner & sole inspector. I answer the phone, do the inspection, enter the report, take calls regarding home inspection issues. I am a 4th generation Mass licensed Plumber, injuring my back in a construction accident 6/24/04. Workers ...Read more about Jay Mercier Home Inspection
Jay Mercier Home Inspections is a sole proprietor company. I am the owner & sole inspector. I answer the phone, do the inspection, enter the report, take calls regarding home inspection issues. I am a 4th generation Mass licensed Plumber, injuring my back in a construction accident 6/24/04. Workers ...Read more about Jay Mercier Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Northeast Lead Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
Lead paint inspections.
Lead paint inspections.
Porch Pro Headshot Mt. Vernon Inspection Associates
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
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Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Peabody Home Inspectors

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Worked with Robert and Mark, who on top of clearly being extremely knowledgeable and thorough, both took the time to answer all of my questions and explain anything I didn't quite understand the first time. On top of that, the report was equally as thorou...

- Matthew Howard
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Very thorough inspection and highly professional. Thank you!

- An Ouyang
427521

Marc was very professional, on time, and patient. He answered all my client's questions and overall it was a pleasant experience.

- Amy Jacobs
427522

Marc was very thorough, but respectful of the Homeowner at the same time. He was very knowledgeable- it was very appreciated!

- Carol Wells
444248

The inspection process was very positive from beginning to end. Everything went smoothly. Jeanna scheduled my appointment and explained the process and answered all my questions very patiently. She was very kind. Rob, my inspector was the first one at the...

- Sharon Znideric
444249

They did a fantastic job! Arrived early, incredibly informative, and made us very excited about our new home. We learned so much - now know the small details to pay attention to for years to come. The report is thorough and a great to do list for getting ...

- Ashley Huey
96801

Jay Mercier is a top notch guy and home inspector. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of a home or structure. He always takes the time to explain the details about the property and it's systems while educating the buyers . I always recommend Jay to ...

- Robin Martyn

All Home Inspectors in Peabody, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Stephen Home Inspection Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
Residential and Commercial Property Inspections. Inspecting properties for over 25 years. BS in Civil Engineering. Licensed Asbestos Supervisor. Member of ASHI and the American Society of Civil Engineers
Residential and Commercial Property Inspections. Inspecting properties for over 25 years. BS in Civil Engineering. Licensed Asbestos Supervisor. Member of ASHI and the American Society of Civil Engineers
Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Home Inspection Svcs.
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
A home inspection can be one of the most important steps you can take before you make the financial commitment involved in a home purchase. If an inspector doesn’t take the time to do a thorough job or doesn’t provide you with an informative, accurate report, you’re not going to come out ahead. At E...Read more about Evergreen Home Inspection Svcs.
A home inspection can be one of the most important steps you can take before you make the financial commitment involved in a home purchase. If an inspector doesn’t take the time to do a thorough job or doesn’t provide you with an informative, accurate report, you’re not going to come out ahead. At E...Read more about Evergreen Home Inspection Svcs.
Porch Pro Headshot PestAgon Termite & Pest Services, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
Ryan Pest Control is a family-owned and operated pest control company operating in Rockport, MA and surrounding areas. We are a family business who approaches each pest problem as a unique case which requires a unique solution, and as always, child and pet safety is our main concern. We do not simpl...Read more about PestAgon Termite & Pest Services, Inc.
Ryan Pest Control is a family-owned and operated pest control company operating in Rockport, MA and surrounding areas. We are a family business who approaches each pest problem as a unique case which requires a unique solution, and as always, child and pet safety is our main concern. We do not simpl...Read more about PestAgon Termite & Pest Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Integrated Pest Control Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
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Porch Pro Headshot I-Spy Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Inspector 3755
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
When it comes to Home Inspector, Property Inspector, Commercial Property Inspector, no one compares to Inspector 3755 . With years of combined experience, Inspector 3755 has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Boston, Lynn, Salem and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. Or better...Read more about Inspector 3755
When it comes to Home Inspector, Property Inspector, Commercial Property Inspector, no one compares to Inspector 3755 . With years of combined experience, Inspector 3755 has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Boston, Lynn, Salem and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. Or better...Read more about Inspector 3755
Porch Pro Headshot Tri-Value Consultants Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts
Tri-Value Consultants is a home inspection company that offers over 40 years of experience and provides Lynnfield with home inspection, chimney inspection, roofing inspection and other services.
Tri-Value Consultants is a home inspection company that offers over 40 years of experience and provides Lynnfield with home inspection, chimney inspection, roofing inspection and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot MA Cape Cod Home Inspection Co.
Home Inspectors
Serves Peabody, Massachusetts

Latest projects near Peabody

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Peabody 01960
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Mold test
Salem 01970
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roof slope
Flat
Type of roof
I'm not sure
Reason for inspection
To buy or sell the home
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Peabody 01960
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
PERMIT FOR THE BASEMENT CONTRUCTION
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above