Inspections are not just for the homebuyers.  Homesellers also use inspections to gain valuable knowledge about the condition of their house before they place the house on the market.  This will allow the homesellers to correct deficiencies before the house goes on the market to help overcome objections from buyers and possibly eliminating contingencies in the purchase agreements.  In most cases, a pre-listing home inspection provided to a buyer shows that the house has been well cared for and that the seller is making their best attempt to disclose any hidden problems with the house.