There are some home inspectors who believe their client is the one who refers business
to them, i.e., the real estate agent, and because some don’t want to lose referrals, they may feel they have to downplay a problem or gloss over defects. Some agents have been known to see home inspectors as adversaries. Certainly, a great many agents do look out for the client’s best interests. They realize that a solid, professional home inspection will give the buyer peace of mind and increase a real estate agent’s credibility.