The majority of the people from the real estate have the belief that the buyers of the houses have a contingency plan concerning skilled home inspection in their purchase deal. Agents believe this is the way they could show their concern for their own buyers.
It's the task of the skilled home inspectors to guarantee the vendor's honesty and assist buyers to avoid surprises after the purchase.
The inspector's professional credentials should be questioned by you if you want to evade this problem. Some of them gladly will share all their experience. The one who is inspecting your home should be a registered member with a reputed association of home inspectors.
Both buyer and seller should accompany the inspector. After all the things like the purchase clause, and the inspection procedure has been finalized, the buyer is expected to go with the inspector. All the conflicts can be avoided if the seller/agent also abides by the same. In most cases, it falls upon the seller to pay for any serious defect that is discovered.
After a discussion with the buyer, the inspector can provide a rough estimate of the cost that would be incurred. In case if the inspector is also a part of the repair work, then there can be problems. The other problem is that the buyers often ask the inspectors to create nonexistent defects.