We generally talk to a buyer about the home inspection before they even schedule it. We break the expectations into 3 categories: The inspector will note things that are broken. This is the most typical expectation, and is the most critical need relative to Seller repairs / contributions. The inspector will typically inform the buyer of things that do not conform to today’s code, but did when the home was built. The inspector will inform the buyer of things that are likely to need improvement, repairs, or replacement during the first few years of home ownership.