In the process of closing a home sale, the buyer typically hires a home inspector to come to the house and perform a visual observation. In accordance with the state’s standards, the home inspector identifies health, safety, or major mechanical issues. This inspection is an opportunity for buyers to gain a better understanding of the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. Home inspectors are not concerned with anything cosmetic in a home unless it poses a potential safety issue. For example: If there is a large crack or water stain on a wall, they will report it. But they will not report peeling wallpaper. See our FAQ page for frequently asked questions.