Can I cancel a real estate contract before inspections?

If you have an inspections contingency, you can cancel a real estate contract, walk away and get your money back before inspections. The inspections contingency is the “walk away for free” contingency. Buyers have gotten cold feet or found another home, before their inspections, and were able to exit the contract. It’s always helpful to confirm with your agent or attorney about the best way to communicate your desire to cancel with the other side.