Do I need to be present?

While it is not necessary for you to be at the inspection, I personally recommend that you attend the inspection to get its full benefits. The inspection gives you the chance to ask me questions directly and to see your home through the inspector’s eyes. You will be able to see first hand what potential problems exist now or may arise soon. Knowing what looks normal and what a problem looks like will help you later in maintaining your home.  This will give you a better understanding of the inspection report as well as the property itself.