The realtor and the home inspector share one common, legal requirement – we have a fiduciary duty to protect the buyer. That common requirement is written into law and as such, we are both legally bound to do what we can to protect the buyer from making a significant mistake in purchasing a home. In fact, our livelihoods depend upon it. Home inspectors who fail to properly inspect and report on the condition of the home will not be in business long. Good reason to know your home inspector’s qualifications.