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  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Philip B.
Verified review

Incredible pricing when I was getting quotes for $300+ more from everyone else. They came on time, inspected the chimney of our new to us house, and quickly cleaned it all within a half hour. They cleaned up fairly well afterwards, did have to wipe down the tile around the fireplace, but for the price who cares.

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Millyard Home Inspection
from 31 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathleen B.
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Dan showed up on time (even early!), explained what he would do, answered our questions, and proceeded to do the inspection. We were impressed by how well he explained what he did, too. He is a real professional with common sense. Fantastic!

Rockett Industries LLC
from 29 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy H.
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Ken from Rockett industries was great. He was very fairly prices... came out to my client's property within a few days, was on time, got the job done and charged what he promised. Could not have been more pleased, especially since the other quotes I received were twice as much! Thank you, Ken - I will definitely be in touch in the future!

  • 22 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alka Y.
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We have used Thomas Herbst services twice and both times we have been very pleased with his thoroughness. He is quick to respond, easy to deal with and a real professional. He charges reasonably as well. We will recommend him to anyone in need of an home inspector.

Coco Property Management
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus S.
Verified review

Pietro was great in helping us find a great tenant for our rental property. He made sure they were screened properly and provided the utmost care in making sure they were good tenants. I would recommend Pietro for all real estate services in the Boston area!

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy C.
Verified review

I highly recommend YIF because they always get the job done in all the services they provide. Boston is a landlord's market and I have dealt with numerous landlords in the past who didn't respond to maintenance issues, and know many other Boston renters who experience the same thing. Over 2.5 years, I have used both YIF Management's property management and real estate agent services. As a tenant at Newton Park for 2 years, the property management services have been impressive. YIF always responded to my maintenance requests within 24 hours and they work hard to fix any issues within a week. They also do a good job maintaining the yard all summer and promptly plow the streets and parking lots all winter. When I purchased a condo at Newton Park this year, YIF/Chase Realty was my buyer's agent; they represented me well and looked out for my best interests. I was able to close within 3 months, and as a condo owner, I am happy to continue to use YIF services for all my maintenance issues.

  • 8 years in business
Kazim Q.
Verified review

Let me get right to the point: With all due respect to other agents, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME AND MONEY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE GREG MAISER AS YOUR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL! Seriously. My fiancee and I received our first call from Greg (when no one else would respond to our inquiries, likely due to our humble interests/budget) approximately 10 minutes after we asked about a property. From that outstanding first impression began an unprecedented customer service experience over the course of 7 months. Truly, the best service we have received in any capacity. Ever. As first time home buyers, we knew practically nothing in the beginning of this process. Now, in addition to having our dream home, we feel as though we earned certificates from the "Greg School of Real Estate." He is incredibly KNOWLEDGEABLE; and when there is a rare gap in his expertise, he offers unbiased, zero-pressure recommendations of whom to consult. Greg is HARD-WORKING, second to none. We swear he doesn't sleep or eat. He really makes it seem as if you are the most important client in the world to him (while, somehow, he makes others feel just as special, too...just read the other reviews). Greg is unbelievably PATIENT and NEUTRAL. We second-guessed and reconsidered, and bothered him with anxious questions throughout the process. Not once did we feel judged. Looking back, we can't believe how he maintained a straight face at some of the comments and decisions we made. A rehab loan for completely naive, new home owners? We now shudder at the thought. Greg magically knew how to entertain our whims while still providing important facts for us to consider. Did we mention his GENEROUS nature? Besides his time and energy, he lends out his own UHaul for the move (for free!) and gives out pies (for free!) near Thanksgiving. He really cares about his clients. He knows how life-altering (and potentially scary) buying a new home is and gives his all from day one. The only "downside" for us in working with Greg Maiser is that after achieving the (inevitable) success of getting our home, it was sad to end the professional relationship. He felt more like the most loyal and helpful friend you can imagine. If all working professionals had his level of integrity, dedication, skill, passion, and altruism, the world would be a completely different place; indeed, a better place. Thank you so much, Greg.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Andy L.
Verified review

Kyle has been managing properties for my family for approximately 9 years. He has done an excellent job for us. Urgent repairs and maintenance are taken care of immediately. He also responds immediately to any questions or requests that we may have. Kyle has great judgement on what needs to be done and when/if he needs our input. He has great knowledge of real estate market environment and does due diligence by requesting for multiple quotes for repair/maintenance work. I highly recommend him as a property manager.

Margaret Testa
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert Y.
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The sale of my mother's house went to a good family with interesting ideas for expansion and keeping many of the mid-century characteristics we loved. What a proficient salesperson we found in Margaret! She kept things moving in a very timely manner and kept us informed of her progress. The sale took less than a month and we certainly would recommend her to others as "the" real estate person to call when selling or buying a home.

Jan P.
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I'm the property manager at an office park in Danvers, MA. Lisa and I have worked together, successfully completing 6 commercial real estate transactions (both sales and leases). Lisa is an excellent communicator and negotiator. She has vast real estate experience, knowledge and networking capabilities. I highly recommend her for any project large or small. Jan Pierce

Manny V.
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We made the absolute right choice in selecting Casey Fava to sell our home! The extra attention she pays to details in perfecting an open house, effective marketing, professionalism, and communication were the keys in getting multiple offers on our home. We sold in under a month and I don't think this would have been possible without her. This has been the best real estate experience we have ever had!

  • 6 years in business
Tony A.
Verified review

As a Senior who needed to down size from a home that I built in 1972 that I raised my family in to a Condo I reached out to Luciano for help. He not only whet over and above what I would have expected a R/E agent to do he became a Friend who even bought ceiling tiles out his pocket to replace missing tiles in my basement. He reduced my tension and made what was to me a very difficult task for me to handle to one that I was comfortable with. He was by my side through both the sale of my home in Peabody to the purchase of my Condo in Beverly. I have only the best words for my friend, Luciano.

Better Place Management
from 3 reviews
    Brianna C.
    Verified review

    Julie was referred to me, and did not disappoint. With a new job lined up in a new state, shopping for homes out-of-state can be a bit of a challenge. I had one flight to Boston set up mid-week, and seven or so properties lined up for my visit. All properties went under contract prior to my visit, yet Julie still managed to find three new properties the day before. She listened very well to what I was looking for, and even took me out of my "comfort towns" to see a property she thought was a great fit - and indeed it was. I absolutely fell in love with the second condo we saw, as well as the town that I previously disregarded as an option. As stated, I was out-of-state for the numerous steps that follow an offer. On top of that, the seller was a real piece of work throughout the entirety of this process, adding stress every chance possible. Julie went above and beyond to ensure everything went as planned, was attentive to all my emails, and even attended required inspections, etc on my behalf. Julie has a wonderful personality, and I could not be more thankful for her help in buying my first home! Highly recommend!

    Brook Property Management
    from 3 reviews
      Adam S.
      Verified review

      Professional. Knowledgable. Responsive. High level of honesty and integrity that is rarity in the real estate industry.

      Chrystal Sousa Realtor
      from 3 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Brittany S.
      Verified review

      Chrystal really is the "real estate matchmaker." I highly recommend her! She is one of the most dedicated real estate professionals I have met. Chrystal actually cares about her clients and anyone who uses her as their real estate professional will not be disappointed. I will definitely be using her real estate skills again in the future and will be recommending her services to my family and friends.

      Ledge End Realty
      from 3 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Anthony L.
      Verified review

      LedgeEnd is the best. Would highly recommend for property management or real estate services.

      • 7 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Brian C.
      Verified review

      Chris was very responsive in providing same day turnaround service at no charge in performing a thorough visual inspection of a condo unit in Beverly with the utmost care and professionalism. He was very prompt in following up and providing a detailed explanation regarding his inspection, which served to satisfy all of our inquiries . This was significantly beneficial, and probably even necessary, to timely performance of a real estate purchase and sale agreement. Chris saved the day by providing a meticulous inspection on the day I reached out to him, which confirmed no mold indeed existed on the premises. As such, I highly recommend his services!

      Atlantic Coast Homes
      from 2 reviews
        Liz C.
        Verified review

        David is very passionate about real estate and we are so glad we found him. He has real integrity and tells it like it is when it comes to recommendations and disclosures. He is also super communicative and responsive and timely in answering our MANY questions! We are lucky he's our personal agent!

        Water P.
        Verified review

        Incredible service I would highly recommend using Al for any of your real estate needs

        The Russell Realty Group
        from 1 review
        • 7 years in business
        • 5 hires on Thumbtack

        I aim to consistently stand out amongst the crowd by leveraging technology and utilizing the necessary resources in order to deliver the highest quality of service to my present and future clients.

        Sylvia Real Estate
        from 1 review
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack

        Whether on the buying or selling side, I will do thorough market analysis, provide aggressive offer strategies, help you find the best service providers, and introduce you to my team of preferred lenders, attorneys, contractors, inspectors, photographers, stagers and movers. I fight for you and put your needs above all else. I am available nights and weekends and coordinate all moving parts. I take pride in being your personal project manager and make an effort to stand out from the rest. I am apart of the National Association of Realtors and am held to a higher standard in our code of ethics than your average licensed real estate agent.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        What is a home inspection?

        A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

        What does a real estate agent do?

        Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

        • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
        • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
        • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
        • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
        • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
        • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
        • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
        • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
        • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
        • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

        How do you find a good home inspector?

        A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

        If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

        What should be included in a home inspection?

        A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

        • Home structure
          • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
        • Electrical
          • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
        • Plumbing
          • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
        • Appliances
          • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

        What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

        Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

        If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

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