As a Realtor, I always provide my Buyer clients with referrals for home inspectors whom I have used in the past and have come to trust in their professionalism, thoroughness, and knowledge. I have a fiduciary obligation to my clients, and I consider all my professional referrals (inspectors, loan officiers, closing attorneys, appraisers) to be part of the dedicated service I provide. I am not aware of any recommendation for clients to not use their Realtor's referrals. Perhaps you have mistaken this advice with the recommendation to not rely solely upon a seller's (vs. your own) inspector/inspection report for a property a buyer wishes to purchase. I would never recommend that my buyer clients rely on a seller's inspection report, but always highly recommend that they hire their own inspection.