I agree with Brian, I will let the client know that if I give a play by play, it will prolong the inspection and it could distract me from noticing something important. So I tell them that I give a summary and walk around after the exterior, and then the interior. Some prefer to just come back at the end, some insist on following me around, and I have had the odd inspection with the buyer, the seller, and each of their realtors present. 1st time buyers sometimes need a bit of extra time, whereas some busybodies who won’t stop talking get their own notebook and I lend them a laser measuring tape. I let them see it as a perk that if there were any measurements they need to take, NOW would be a good time and that often get s them off my back. One thing for sure is that by having the client present, even if just at the end, it allows to build a rapport with the client and definitely increases the number of referrals. Also, if there are any major items to point out, the client will have a better idea of what you are talking about in the report than if they just read it.