A home inspection is an evaluation of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are conducted by licensed professionals who inspect the home for defects or problems that could affect the safety or value of the home. Many jurisdictions require home sellers to provide potential buyers with a Home Inspection Report before selling their property. Home inspection reports usually list any problems with the home that the inspector found, as well as any recommended repairs or maintenance. Home sellers and buyers can use home inspection reports to help negotiate the sale of a home.