For some real estate brokers, the "best" inspector is the one whose write-ups are not inflammatory and don't alarm their clients or cause their transaction to fail.
As a firm believer that "good information leads to good decisions", my preference is that clients choose an inspector who is super-detailed and identifies as many things as possible. I also want someone who identifies problems without requiring another inspection e.g. tell me whats wrong with the roof, don't say "there might be something wrong with the roof, you should hire a roofing inspector to review". Also, be careful to pick the inspector, not the inspection company. Review a report or two.
A thorough inspector can uncover a huge number of items in almost every home. You should not let any report scare you away from buying a particular property - it is common. And almost any problem can be solved and repaired. What you need to do is understand what is wrong, whether it is major or minor, what it costs and how a repair might be viewed by a future buyer when you eventually sell the home - then be selective in what you negotiate for repairs.
Here are two organizations that seem to have a number of quality inspectors that our clients have worked with in the past.
If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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