The inspection could reveal a number of different issues with the property, with some being more serious than others. It might note that the property has faulty smoke detectors or a few loose roof shingles etc. which is an easy fix and shouldn’t cost too much. On the other hand, it could reveal much more serious issues like structural damage, mold or wood rot to name a few. These would require a lot more money to resolve and, in some cases, might be too big of a job to take on. Whatever the outcome, however, we can see what an important role the home inspection plays.
If your home inspector is also a contractor you may feel it’s a good idea to ask him/her to fix the issues found on the report. Is this a good idea? Not really, it could look as though the home inspector was just looking for problems so that they could have the job of fixing them and this would call into question the honesty and accuracy of the inspection report. Its best to hire an InterNACHI certified home inspector who is aware of and abides by the InterNACHI Code of Ethics to perform your home inspection. That way, you will guarantee the best and most thorough of home inspections.