An inspector is the second most important professional that a buyer hires to help them with the purchase of their new home. An inspector can solidify the transaction or kill the deal. As a buyer's agent, I want my clients to have an inspector who leaves nothing off of the report. A reputable inspector will look at your client as their client as well. Frequently, I recommend inspectors, but I always make sure that they are ASHI certified and that they provide the same level of service, expertise and care that I do as their buyer's agent. My job is to work with my client's inspector, whoever that may be, to ensure that our client is getting what they have committed to pay for. Unknown defects change a buyer's perception of value. Would they have purchased that home, at that price, had they known of the defects? That is the question. It is our job as their agent to help them answer that question.