As a home buyer, I am sure you are wondering what kind of report you will get from your inspector. Inspectors use many different software vendors to present you with the best report possible. Most include pictures with narration of defects and descriptions of your home systems, materials and components. Some will use video or audio recordings.
Most inspectors provide a full report accompanied by a Summary Report. The full report includes everything the inspector has to say about the home and its condition, and often includes helpful tips or minor cosmetic issues. The Summary report typically contains those items/defects the inspector believes warrants action prior to closing the deal. However, the whole report is valid for use by the buyer.

All good inspectors share a common goal. They aim to provide a report that is thorough, concise, and easy to read with good flow using language the average homeowner can understand.
Inspectors understand this written report is a vital and pivotal tool for the home buyer in deciding how to move forward with the real estate transaction.
Before you make a decision not to buy a home because of something that freaks you out in the report, it is recommended you always contact your inspector to discuss the concern to be sure you are understanding what the inspector intended to convey.
As hard as inspectors try; sometimes we can still convey an unintended message that concerns a buyer based on how the buyer perceives how we communicated something. We recommend always following up for clarification. Don't Stop the Deal Until You are Sure the Concern is Real!
Listed below are links that will lead you to a few examples of reports. We recommend asking your chosen inspector for an example report they have completed.  This will allow you time to become familiar with the format prior to actually receiving your own report and get questions answered. Example Full Report 1 Example Summary 1 Example Full Report 2 Example Summary 2