Agents are not inspectors and Inspectors are not agents. I've attended loads of inspections, but I learn something new every time I do a new one. While I'm not an inspector, if I see a home clearly needs a roof and advise my client of the fact, it is generally worth considering this fact in our offer strategy. If a home won't pass FHA inspection for some obvious fact, the question becomes what do we expect to happen?
Can the seller be made to correct the issue? Can we obtain other financing? What about a 203K rehab loan? If we don't have a plan B, C or D than what are we doing?
Discuss your thoughts with the agent and listen to what they have to say. Good agents learn from their clients, but also have lots of good experience to share. Together Each Accomplishes More, T.E.A.M.
Team up and see what you can accomplish.