No Contact Inspections
If you have a No Contact inspection, DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE. Not the occupants, the neighbors, or even the mailman. If you have one of these inspections and the people are out front, pass it up! Go to the next house and come back later. Do not try to pull the “whoever talks first loses” deal. If someone is out there and you are not supposed to talk to them, move on! Give it a few hours and come back to try again.
However, sometimes contact is inevitable, no matter how much you try. You are taking photos then all of a sudden they come up or pull up in their car. Let them talk first. Keep your statements confined to just doing a property inspection. If the form asks if you made contact, the answer is no.