While it is not necessary for you to be present, it is always recommended that you be there. This allows you to follow the inspector, ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain them. After you have seen the property with the inspector, you will find the report easier to understand. More often than not, you will learn something about your new home. Our goal at Windy City is to not only inspect, but to educate as well.