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Yes, the home buyer should be present
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No, home buyer does not need to be present
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Question: Should the home buyer be present for the home inspection?
Top Answer (83% of 267 votes): Yes, the home buyer should be present.

Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: It is preferred the home buyer will be present for the home inspection to be visually aware of any defects found.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The buyer should be present in the event that significant deficiencies are discovered during the home inspection. Its always better so see it than read about and see pictures in a report.
Superior Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: If possible, the buyer should attend the home inspection so they can see first hand the issues reported in the home inspection report.
HomeScope Property Inspection Services LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Yes Home buyer should be present so after the inspection is done we can go over details and any concerns.
Corpus Christi Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I always recommend the buyer to attend the inspection. It is a great opportunity to learn about the different systems in their home, and to point out any areas or components that they should be monitoring for future problems.
Safeguard Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: When possible, we encourage buyer,depends on buyer
H&R PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Not all buyers are available to be present at the inspection.
Appaloosa Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: If at all possible I believe the home buyer should be present for the inspection. The home inspection is to find defects but it is also to educate the home buyer on the home they are buying. Great insight can be gained from a professional inspector.
Heritage Inspectors
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: For the Most part, It is best that they are.This way they can put to rest any nagging questions that may or may not come up during the inspection.
DC HOME INSPECTIONS
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is not mandatory, however it is recommended that the buyer be present
Spotlight Home Inspection L.L.C.
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I think it is less likely for something to get lost in translation if the buyer is not present. The report can be 50+ pages, and can be intimidating without the proper context.
Vital Home Inspections LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Buyers should be engaged with the inspector during the entire inspection, it is somewhat time consuming but well worth the commitment.
MDJ Inspection Services LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Always i like to have the buyer at location on inspection day, i will give him or her a note pad and have them take notes on anything they see and address those questions at the end of the inspection.
Property Repair Service & Inspections
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: That is up to the owner... owner presence means questions and it takes longer. Yet it is OK
North State Inspections
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: The buyer's presence is optional.
Kairos Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is strongly recommended for the home buyer to be present to fully benefit from the inspection. It gives them the opportunity to go over the report in person with the inspector at the home in case they need to view something that come up on the report.
Blackland Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Ww always encourage all interested parties to be present at the time of the inspection.
Inspection Pro
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: This gives the buyer the opportunity to ask questions at the time of the inspection.
House Call Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It is at the buyers discretion. The buyer is always welcome to join the inspector but not required
Buckeye Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is a benefit to the buyer to be present at the inspection, this would be the time to ask questions and to see how the inspector performs the inspection.
Unique Property Inspections LLC.
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: a buyer should be present but the report can be reviewed orally
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The information available to a buyer during the home inspection process is invaluable.
Able Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We recommend being present when the inspector is performing the inspection. This is a perfect time to ask about any concerns you may and you will also be able to see first hand what they are inspecting.
Rhino Property Inspections, LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Or after the inspection is done then go over report, this is my routine
Allied Services Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: it is important for the client be present either during or when the inspection is completed so the inspector can explain the report and be paid before departing the home.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Information is key! Even though the inspector will send you his report, you should be present at the time so that you can ask questions directly. Remember, once your receive the report it will be your interpretation.
TAP Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: May be helpful to the buyer to know what items/repairs are urgent and what items can wait.
Brewer Contract Consulting
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Absolutely. It is his best opportunity to learn about the condition of the house and to ask questions to the inspector relative to red flags identify. It is a must!! Missing the home inspection field work is a no no....
HOME INSPECTOR USA
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Being present at the inspection allows the inspector to better explain findings along with the specific locations. If you are not present you may not fully understand the issues documented in your report.
Morrow Inspection Services, PLLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: You might get some tips on repairs and or maintenance
Pacific Inspection Group
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I always want the client present during the inspection. This allows me to explain and put any issues in perspective that are found. I also explain numerous things about the systems of your new home.
Best Choice Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: You want to be present so item and problems can be pointed out to you. Also you will be shown all the maintance and emergency shut offs
At Ease Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is not necessary to be present, but I highly recommend that you do attend. Look First Homes will go over the working components of the home with you. Explain defects that we may find in the home and point them out to you.
Look First Homes, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The buyer is always welcome.
Riverbend Property Inspections LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The home buyer doesn't have to be present during the inspection but you should be there to ask questions and see if there is anything that your not for sure about you can ask the home inspector right there on the spot. Remember this is your time to find out about the house that you want to purchase.
HomeRun Certified Inspections,LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: A home inspection is a fabulous opportunity to learn about your home and talk about any possible repairs that may be needed. A good inspector will take you along on the inspection, if you wish. A great inspector like ECI Inspections will talk you through everything he sees.
ECI Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We always encourage the buyer to follow us around like a "lost puppy". After all you are going to live there not us. If you cant be at the inspection there will often be unanswered questions and the inspection reports can "paint" "gloom and doom" where if you are with the inspector he will explain that although (this) is wrong it is an easy fix and not a big deal.
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Learn all you can about your future home.
Master Building Inspectors
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Home buyer participation in the home inspection process is always recommended. Physically being involved in the inspection process beneficial in their understanding of the issues with the home they are buying.
House and Home Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Yes, we recommend that the buyer be present but it is not required. Sometimes the buyer can not be there, but we do spend time going over the inspection report with the buyer page by page & answer any questions.
Home Inspection Solutions
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: A must! The only way to be sure you are receiving a proper inspection is to be present.
Ray REI
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The home buyer should be present, but more toward the last part of the inspection, leaving the home inspector uninterrupted to complete the inspection. With the typical home inspection taking 2-3 or even 4 hours, the process can be very taxing for the home buyer.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is best if the buyer can attend the inspections; good inspectors welcome clients on site- as there is nothing better than you seeing what we see first hand. In my opinion you will get the best results if you plan to meet the inspector at the end of the inspection.
MTK Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: While it is not necessary for you to be present, it is always recommended that you make time to join the inspector for their visit. This allows you to observe the inspector, ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain them. After you have seen the property with the inspector, you will find the written report easier to understand.
Del Fine Home Inspections
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: Let your home inspector know in advance that you will not be present for the inspection and ask whether photos will be included in the report, and how many you can expect. When the client is absent, I typically take 1-2 of each room plus closeups of any issues. Photos go a long way in explaining what was found and where.
Randall Property Inspections, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is not necessary that the buyer be present during the inspection but it is highly encouraged so the inspector can answer any questions on site and point things out.
Investor Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is a good idea for the buyer to be present, but it is up to the buyer if they want to be there during the inspection process.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I like to get there prior to the buyers arrival so I can focus on the inspection then I go around the home with the buyer to answer any questions they may have and to go through my report
Everest Home Inspectors
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: This is important for the buyer this is a good time to address any concerns they have about the home.
Your Home Property Consultants
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: This is a great time to really get to know the condition of the property. Additionally you will have a very clear understanding of the report.
Prospective Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is best when the home buyer is present. This way the buyer can see all issues and get a good sense and explanation of the issue in real time. This is the first step to having a personal relationship with you home.
The Home Inspectors
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: always go to have helpful insight from the client buying the property.
First American Cleaning & Restoration
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I always welcome the home buyer with the on ground walk around
House detective
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is always better for the home buyer to be present so the inspector can explain his finding as he inspect the home
A Balance Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: some times the buyer cannot be there so we provide photos, and options to discuss the inspection with the buyer
American Home & Environmental
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: The home buyer doesn't need to be present, however on occasion they will be. Home Owners have the right to see a copy of the report once it is completed.
Rife Home Inspections LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: If a home buyer cannot be present, he or she can always ask his or her real estate agent to represent on his or her behalf.
Kent Trader, LLC. Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is best that the home buyer be present at the inspection to ask questions and be informed of discrepancies found.
Coast Home Inspection
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: It is not necessary to be present but you are more than welcome to attend the inspection.
Spire Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Yes they typicaly should, but we offer a live stream video service included in the basic inspections
A & H PROPERTIES
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Yes
Clodfelter Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: If possible the home owner should be present to answer questions about the home needed to conduct the best inspection and assure the home is left as it was before the inspection.
North Dynamic Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The homebuyer can best be prepared for the final buying decision if they have a first-hand look at the home. he more the buyer knows about the homes condition, the better he can make a wise decision.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We highly recommend the home buyer be present.
Hancock Consulting & Inspections, PLLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I invite my client to attend if desired - however, I prefer and require that they at least attend the post on-site inspection for a briefing. For customers who are distance buyers - I use face-time, Skype or other to provide a briefing via remote. Buying any real estate is a big deal! Patrick Erb Home Inspection Services Licensed Home Inspection AL # HI3083 HUD # 638 erbhomeservices@gmail.com 205-412-5256 More Information About Me http://erbhomeservices.wix.com/patrickerb www.promatcher.com/ErbHomeServicesInspection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94FUNkxZX0&feature=share
Patrick Erb Home Services INSPECTION AL#HI3083
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It's one of my requirements.
iInspect
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I enjoy having the new home buyer present during the inspection. I have had them come and go, but always like to provide them with a walk around the property and show them any issues or concerns I have found. If it's a first time home owner, I also like to show them where the main shut-offs to their home are located and answer any questions they might have.
Four County Home Inspection Service, LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: While some home buyers are not able to attend the whole inspection. We recommend attending a walk-through at the end of the inspection to discuss trouble issues discovered, maintenance recommendations and electrical, gas and water shut off locations etc...
Brighton Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: This is the best time to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Certipro Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I recommend buyer being at home inspection so they can learn from their inspector
Lighthouse Home Inspections
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: During the inspection I prefer to not have any distractions. To assure a thorough report, but the customer has the right to be present if they choose to do so.
A&T Home Inspections, Inc.
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: The Home Buyer does not need to be present , the client may well be present to meet the inspector for payment & to address any questions or concerns along the way if they choose. Its not a Must, but is welcomed..
Evolve Property Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We recommend home-buyers be present at the end of the inspection process. This give the inspector time to focus on the home and any areas of concern the buyer had before the inspection. The inspector can then go over the findings and answer any additional questions on site. This eliminates any surprises once the written report is finished.
Legacy Home Inspection & Appraisal LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Although it is not necessary for the home buyer to be present it is recommended.
Powell Home Inspection LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: it is always best to see and hear results of the inspection first hand
Phoenix Home Inspections LLC
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