A buyer should always attend an inspection if at all possible. The inspection is a great time to learn more about your new house, for example, important details such as where the main water shut off is! Most inspectors are more than happy to answer a buyer's questions about the functionality of house's mechanical, electrical & plumbing systems. At the end of the inspection, the inspector will go over his findings with the buyer, so that when the report arrives, the buyer has an understanding of what the report is describing.
As an agent, I like to arrive at the inspection towards the end. The inspector's client is my buyer, not me. I prefer that my buyer has an opportunity to interact with the inspector without me being in the way. I really only need to be there to hear the inspector's findings so that I know what to be prepared for as we move into repair negotiations.
Kathleen Turner, CRS, ABR, ePro, Certified Paralegal
The Kathleen Turner Realty Group
Keller Williams Realty