If the house is vacant and empty, it’s not a big deal to have people come with you.
But if people are still living in the home, and all of their belongings are there, we cannot have a parade of people trampling through the house. Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Sue can see the house after you move in. For liability reasons, I cannot allow contractors or any other family members to come into the house without your realtor present to accompany them.
In all cases, be the house vacant or occupied, please remember that you and I are working during the inspection. I am trying to find potential issues and talk to you about the largest investment of your life, as well as concentrate on what I’m doing. The more people that are present, the more distracting it is to me.
A note about children: I know child care is expensive. I know that everyone is excited about their new bedrooms. I know that moving into a new home is a family experience. But when I have something important to talk to you about, such as the possibility that your new home’s foundation is failing, and your children are running around and yelling, it is very difficult to communicate. I strongly encourage you to make arrangements for your children to not attend the inspection.