Fritz, if you can't make it, expect that there will be things that you will find that do not work or need replacing. Even if you are there, I would expect that, but just more so if you don't. Make a list for the surveyor of things you want him to check. Make sure he turns everything on, and that ALL systems are functional. I was there with the surveyor, but I made the mistake of not staying with him and making sure he looked at everything.
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
Vaya con Dios