Then, I find when there is a stalemate, Realtors do the best job getting the negotiating done. I've always said, "leave it to an attorney to kill a really good deal!"
It's all in the style. Agents seem to be able to get the job done!
In your case, as you stated, you didn't turn to your agent.....for lack of time, or whatever reason, when coming up with your requests.......so your agent was out of the loop on that one........the seller may repsond the same way, with just the attorney's input.
It's difficult to say which way is "better", as a lot has to do with the personalities involved.
Not everyone is level headed during these negotiations........not every attorney spends time discussing the items one by one (I have had attorneys who simply send out the report and check off EVERYTHING the inspector noted)..............so...............let's hope your list was a resonable one, and that the sellers will repsond in a like manner!
And, its a question that can have several answers, as it can play out in various ways.
Much will depend on the sellers, their attorney-relationship and their relationship with their agent.
I always prefer when my sellers bring me into the post home inspection discussion, and we go over the list together, as I will let them know my take on what is and isn't a typical or appropriate expectation..........however, sometimes the attorney takes over and the sellers respond through him or her without asking my opinion.
I would suggest that your agent reach out to the listing agent to see what their response was to your requests. This way you will be able to ascertain how involved the agent will be........or if your attorney will hear directly from the other attorney with little or no agent input.
So........out of curiousity - did you speak with your agent before making the list of inspection items you want addressed.......or did you simply ask your attorney to send out your list, after a discussion with him or her?
ps... this part of the transaction can actually be more anxiety-producing than the initial negotiations!!