Brandi Nelson, Realtor
Century 21 Signature Real Estate Ames, IA
Each office independently owned & operated.
Licensed salesperson in the State of Iowa
At least when a problem arises, which eventually will, you know how to approach the issue and not panic about it.
Learning the basics is necessary in home ownership.
The home inspector will show you lots of interesting things about your potential home, that you would want to see. They'll identify the main water shut-off valve, how to change the filter on your furnace, show you where the fuse box is, and answer any questions you might have.
Yes, your agent could attend in your place, but I strongly encourage the buyers to attend to see everything firsthand.
Yes, and they should be. If they are there, the inspector can show them any 'issues' which will make items much more clear to the buyer(s) than reading it on a report.
YES, the buyer should be present during the home inspection. You are buying the home, hiring and paying for the inspection; you should see the process and be able to ask questions as things progress. If someone is telling you not to be there, get a new agent or inspector.
The seller should NOT be at the inspection. Their presence will slow things down and inhibit the inspector from doing a thorough job.