I have a facebook page and one of my latest posts used a metaphor to emphasize the importance of hiring an inspector when buying or selling a home. I used the analogy of a storage locker auction. Prior to the auction, you are allowed to look at the contents of the locker without going in and or touching anything. So basically taking a bit of a gamble on bidding on something that if you win the bid has enough value to offset your bidding cost.
The comment I received is below and I would like to her your opinions before I reply. Thanks
"Hiring an inspector is like hiring someone to go in and look closely at the outside of all of the boxes in the locker. He then advises you that this or that may or may not be a problem.