Like choosing a Realtor selecting a home inspector is an important decision. Not all inspectors are the same. Look for inspectors that are certified and affiliated with a professional organization like ASHI. There you will typically find more professional inspectors who want to do an excellent job for you. With today’s technology your inspector should be able to provide a report on the spot or at least the same day that provides an explanation and shows photos of the concerns found on your new home. Your Realtor should have some good suggestions for you on who to use in your area. But again ask questions before committing. You can find alot of good information on the ASHI website