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Should the home buyer be present for the home inspection?

Yes, the home buyer should be present
83%
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 293 votes): Yes, the home buyer should be present.

Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Always. We prefer having the buyer present. This way we can answer any questions and review the "items of concern" that were identified during the Inspection.
Superior Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The buyer needs to know what is going on with the home they are wanting to purchase so there is no hidden surprises in the future. There is no better time to get information from your inspection than when you are looking at the home.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: The buyer does not need to be present, but it is recommended.
Preferred Real Estate Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The home buyer should be present to ask questions of the inspector. The inspector in return should provide information as needed about the condition of the item being inspected.
Eastridge Home Inspections of Arkansas, LLC
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: The check list provided by client determined scope of inspection.
Harris Business Professionals
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The buyer is an integral part of the overall process. This allows the inspector the buyer hired to communicate to the buyer the deficiencies with the property. The buyer can provide an agent on his/hers behalf to represent the buyer at the inspection.
Michael Moffitt, Moffitt Property Inspections & Consulting
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is always encouraged for the client to be present whether at the inspection from beginning to end or for a walk through at the end of the inspection.
Earley & Sons Property Inspections PLLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I recommend the buyer being present for the final 30 minutes of a home inspection. Once the home inspector has completed his inspection, the client can be informed of any issues that were identified.
Wise-Up Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Absolutely. Perhaps not during the inspection, but rather a walkthrough after I'm done. I firmly believe in verbally and physically discussing items I have found of potential issue with the potential homeowner as vital to effectively communicating and understanding what condition the home is in at that time. Relying solely on the report or summary could easily result in miscommunication or not fully understanding what the issue and its impact really is. The ability to ask me questions is invaluable. I in fact will spend as much time as is necessary during a walkthrough.
Mountain View Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I recommend that the home buyer be present during the home inspection. This way the buyer can ask questions and get a better understanding of the homes condition.
Proiority Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: The buyer should always be present at the inspection if possible so that the inspector can answer any questions he or she may have. It is easier for the inspector to point out any issues to the buyer during the inspection , that way he/she can explain the issues to the buyer and answer any questions they may have.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I like the buyer/seller to be present always if possible.
Straight Street Building/Home Inspections, P.L.L.C.
ProMatcher
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: You are hiring a professional to perform a fair and accurate home inspection with detailed report. You can attend if you would like, but it is not necessary.
Aspire Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We highly recommend that the home buyer is present during the home inspection so that they can see firsthand that a thorough inspection is being performed. Also, being present is beneficial so that questions and concerns can be addressed when potential issues are identified.
Chicago Home Inspection Services Inc.
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: the home buyer does not need to be present however, a much more detailed explanation of any issues found can be relayed to the buyer at that time. the buyer can also actually see what the issue is if he/she is present.
Johnson Services LLC
ProMatcher
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: 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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It’s is best when the buyer is present but not all buyers make it. I do a great report and will call you to see if you have any questions or concerns before and after the inspection
TnT Home Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Most inspectors encourage the home buyer to attend the inspection. That way they can point out any issues at the time. Also they will point out the important maintenance requirements of the house as well as the utility shut off locations.
Moran Property Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We actually encourage you to come along on the inspection. We love it when our clients leave with more information than they arrived with. Its just the honest thing to do and what I would want somebody to do for me!
Homeinspections123
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: There is so many items to look for. We don't advise the buyer to follow us around due to the system that we use during the inspection. We would just be afraid of missing something important if there is someone else there following us around or asking questions.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: No, it is not required nor is it discouraged for the buyer to be present. That is truly at the buyers discretion. The inspector is there to represent the buyer and will thoroughly go through the property for the inspection. The inspector will then send a highly detailed report with photos of any concerns of recommended repairs or replace items in the home.
Meadow Brook Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: The buyer does not need to be present during the home inspection. However, they can be present during and/or at the end of the inspection.
BurCan Dynamics LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Although it's not mandatory, it's helpful in the inspection process to help communicate concerns or specific issues.
Millyard Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is best if the buyer can be present during the inspection so that the inspector can answer any questions or concerns as well as the inspector can point out areas of concern.
Gilded Leaf Home Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: At InFocus Inspection we absolutely encourage and hope that the buyer will be present. You are paying us to inspect the home and find defects but we are also there to help educate you on your new home and ensure that you know how to maintain and get the most out of it. Our best clients are the ones that ask as many questions as they can in our time together.
InFocus Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We highly recommend that the homebuyer is present during inspection time. As a matter fact, we preferred that the buyer be inter-active during the time of inspection by asking questions and even following us as we go.
1st Choice Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: It is encouraged that the buyer be present so the inspector can show and explain and found defects
Smart Choice Home Inspections of WNY
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Ideally the buyer should be present during the last part of the inspection. Going over the findings on the report when you are at the home really brings to light the issues when they are in front of you. "Shadowing" a home inspector is never a good idea because it will distract them from concentrating on finding any defects. Most buyers that do this will always ask questions that will get answered at the end of the inspection anyway.
840 Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: In addition to identifying defects, the inspector is able to show the buyer maintenance tips and things to keep an eye on that may need attention but currently pose no problems.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: We like to explain what were doing. Its easier to show our customers the defects on site.
The Inspection Boys
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I always like the owner to be there. Most times they have questions or concerns and a good inspector will be able to give them clear insights.
ABC Home Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: It is more comfortable for the Buyer, and Inspector in some cases, to be able to talk ablut the home without offending someone who may have thought they did a great job, but didn't.
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: Buyer presence is encouraged but not always an option.
LOX Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, the home buyer should be present
Explanation: I encourage the client to come by after I have made the inspection so we can go over it together and answer any questions
Henson Home Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, home buyer does not need to be present
Explanation: A Home Buyer does not half to be present for the inspection but I highly recommend it. The buyer would be able understand the findings and be more familiar with the home components. The buyer will have the advantage of asking on the spot questions or concerns.
Superior Home Inspection Services LLC
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