Home Inspector credentials - what should I look for?I'm a first time home buyer who recently walked away from a transaction after the initial home inspection. I withdrew not because of what was found but because of another issue. I'm now looking to make an offer on another home but will be doing so with another realtor. My reason for switching is that I no longer feel I can trust either the realtor or the home inspector she recommended. I say this because during the home inspection the inspector (who is a friend of the realtor) was doing his best to "show" me the house. I almost felt like he was the seller's agent. The report I got back was unimpressive and seemed to be more boilerplate/generic than anything else. As a consequence I no longer trust him or the agent. My question is, what qualifications should I require of my next home inspector? Should I insist they be a structural or geotechnical engineer? What is the wisest way to go?August 15 2011 - Irvine00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.