BUT! It is not always possible for the home buyer to attend the inspection, in which case, either a representative for the purchaser should attend the home inspection in order to relay the proper information back to the purchaser, or the real estate agent of the buyer (just be careful with this one, as a real estate agents goal is for you to purchase the home, and unfortunately, not everyone is entirely scrupulous in their dealings) if they are trusted enough (watch out for dual agency!).
Often times payment of the home inspection can be used as a negotiating tool for either the buyer or seller's side. Foregoing a home inspection contingency on your purchase contract could net you a better price for the home, just be careful, I wouldn't recommend this if you are not absolutely sure of what you are doing!
Depending on the home being inspected, this number could be somewhat larger, but also smaller. Get an idea for how comprehensive our inspections are by looking over SPS Inspections’ Standards of Practice, which identifies the bare minimum of what will be inspected by our licensed and certified home inspectors!
SPS Inspections and our licensed home inspectors all carry both General Liability and Errors & Omissions Insurance. This means you can rest easy with the peace of mind knowing your inspection is insured if, heaven forbid, something were to happen where a claim was necessary to be made to the insurance companies.