Ideally, all parties to the transaction should try to attend the inspection. This includes Buyer, Seller, and Real Estate Agents, but not friends, relatives and children. Remember, the home inspection process is not a showing. It is also important to coordinate with all parties to set a firm date and time for the inspection. To avoid undue stress on the Sellers, especially if they are still living in the home, all due courtesy should be extended to them by Real Estate Agents and Buyers alike to not arrive early, but rather to be punctual as to the time agreed upon. If persons other than the Buyer and Seller and their spouses want to attend the inspection, permission should be obtained first. Normally, the Real Estate Agent will set the time for the inspection appointment and confirm that all utilities are on and communicate everything to the Sellers.