In today’s Bay Area market, most buyers get comfortable that they can - and should - waive the inspection contingency when submitting offers. Here’s why: these days, Sellers order third party inspection reports and include them in the disclosure materials available to all prospective buyers while the home was being marketed and shown. That’s why nearly every disclosure packet available for Bay Area homes will already include independent, third-party inspections, such as a contractor’s inspection, a pest inspection and (in some cases) a stand-alone roof inspection as well. By providing these materials in advance, both buyers and sellers can review and address any issues revealed by each report. Accordingly, Bay Area sellers expect that buyers will have satisfied themselves as to the condition of the home before they submit an offer, which in turn allows sellers to expect that buyers will be comfortable waiving the inspection contingency in their written offers.