Two things must be considered, the REALTOR liability and client values.
I always present the home buyer with more than one option.
The platoon system...everything done in one trip.
The ASHI or CREIA certified inspector.
And the independent.
I don't need to disclose the question they always ask.
It is the buyer who connected with an inspector on the internet that will prove to be problematic. At this very moment, such a buyer from New York is so paranoid, they refuse to disclose who inspector or company is. They don't know it yet, but understanding they are this difficult at this stage, the likelihood of reaching the closing table is small. The seller will be kicking this buyer to the curb.
When I ask buyers about the inspector they choose (not referred by their agent) it was:
1. perception of discount or guaranteed home price reduction
2. discount for multiple inspections (deals fail)
3. referred by family or friend