There's really three types of people that need a home inspection. I'm going to tell you who they are, and why they need one.
The most common person looking for a home inspector is someone looking to buy a home. It's probably the biggest investment you'll make, so it only makes sense to have a trained professional evaluate it' s condition first.
If you're selling a home, it's not unusual to have a pre-listing inspection done on the property. It shows good faith, gives the seller an opportunity to fix issues and l avoid closing delays, and gives buyers a move in certified home.
Unfortunately, after someone buys a home, they typically never have it inspected again. In order to maintain an investment, it needs regular maintenance. Imagine never getting a physical or never changing the oil on your car! You wouldn't do that and you shouldn't neglect your home.
Here are some home inspection videos of what we find on home inspections.