In RI, (or at least in Newport where I do most of my work), offers are normally submitted via a full Purchase and Sales Agreement. That said, listing agents must present all offers received provided they are in writing and accompanied by an earnest money deposit. While a full P&S is more involved than the one-page offer customary in Massachusetts, it does insure that all parties are on the same page before anyone spends time and money on inspections, mortgage apps, appraisals, etc. As Lori explained, RI's P&S form dictates that inspections take place within 10 days of the execution of the P&S, and the parties have 7 days after that to work out a plan for addressing deficiencies discovered during the inspections. Hope that helps!