Things vary by area of the country. You may find value in joining the local board of Realtors Association as an "Affiliate" member if they allow such for better recognition and exposure among Realtors. Go in and talk to them!
Jen and Mark Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water
There are some homes such as bank foreclosure that have a coded box. Most of the time the home inspection is paid for by the buyer. So the buyers agent will contact the listing agent to inform them of the day/time that the home inspection will be completed.
I send a copy of the MLS and any pertinent information to the home inspector ahead of time. Then they can review it, check county records for permits, etc. You want to always work directly through the Realtor if possible. There will be some for sale by owners that you would work with the buyer and/or seller directly.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty