As mentioned previously, most home inspections occur during a real estate transaction. For the sake of this post, we are going to focus on those instances.
When a home buyer finds a home they like, they submit an offer for purchase. Once an offer is accepted on a home, the homebuyer typically has a 5- to 7-day period to complete any inspections they may need. (The inspection period can vary depending on market conditions). One of those inspections is the home inspection.
Home buyers then hire a home inspector to evaluate the property during the inspection period.
During the inspection, sellers typically vacate the property to leave the home buyer, home inspector, and buyer's agent alone.