There’s a new blog post on RealMatcher:
…there are many real estate salesmen and brokers who solicit home inspectors to pay them to appear on lists that they provide their clients. These lists are often called “preferred vendors” or “preferred providers of services”. In these cases, as your own common sense will tell you, a home inspector who has invested money with a real estate salesman to have himself referred to you is highly unlikely to throw away his investment by putting anything in your inspection report that might make you walk away from a deal or otherwise offend the referring salesman. He is likely to “soften” his report to ensure that you buy the house.
Read full blog post: Should You Use the Inspector Your Agent Recommends?