Massachusetts has a 2-step process (unlike most other states) that consists of an Offer and then a Purchase and Sale (P&S). The Offer usually has contingencies like a home inspection, radon inspection, mortgage contingency.

We feel it would be helpful to provide a general outline of the process. Although every transaction is different, these are the general steps involved in a home sale. The timing from offer to closing is usually 6-8 weeks but can be longer.


Steps to a Home Sale in Massachusetts

  • Contact us for a free market analysis *
  • Sign listing paperwork
  • Pre-marketing activities such as organizing, staging, floor plans and professional photos
  • Listing in MLS (going live on the market). Other websites then pick up and distribute information from MLS.
  • Offer / Negotiations / Inspections
  • Purchase and Sale (P&S)
  • Mortgage Application / Appraisal / Loan Commitment
  • Final Walk Thru / Closing


*As part of our market analysis, we will provide a pre-marketing checklist tailored to your property. We are here to assist you in preparing your property to show at its full potential.

We will also provide you with a comprehensive marketing plan for your property as part of our market analysis. We are here for you at every step of the process.