Should You Use an Agent's Recommended Home Inspector?Very interesting article on recommendations....A reader asks: "We are first-time home buyers. After we got our offer accepted on a bank-owned home, our agent sent us a list of home inspectors to call. We think the agent might have a reason to refer people who won't tell us if something is wrong. After all, she doesn't get paid if we don't buy the home. Should we use our agent's home inspector or should we find our own inspector? Help! We're stuck."Answer: Are you suggesting that your agent is less than honest with you and you don't trust your agent? I've never met an agent who didn't want his or her buyers to have full disclosure, but that's not to say every agent puts the buyer's interests first. However, I can assure you it would be extreme for an agent to pressure a home inspector to provide a faulty report. It's simply not standard practice.You imply that a home inspector and a real estate agent may be in collusion with each other, and that's such a rarity. You'll find dishonest people in every business, but the numbers are much smaller than you may imagine.No reputable real estate agent will withhold information from a buyer or induce a third-party vendor to withhold information.If you choose your buyer's agent wisely, the home inspectors your agent recommends are most likely of the same caliber as the agent.May 25 2012 - Bowling Green11YesReport 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.