Buying a home can be one of the most exciting and stressful experiences that anyone can go through. One area that can be the most stressful for buyers is the inspection process. Some people look at the inspector as the bearer of bad news. The truth is that your inspector is there to protect YOUR best interest. When you hire an inspector, that inspector works for you. His function is to go through the house and give you a detailed report on the things that he finds. Some items that are found will be areas of concern, and some may not be. Buyers should rely on their real estate agent to help them determine what should be the best course of action once they get the details of the report. There may be some items that the buyer may request that the seller repair prior to the purchase of the property. Then again, there may be issues that a buyer would be willing to address after the purchase of the home. This is the point that the buyer should rely heavily on their agent to determine what will be the best course of action. The real estate agent also works in the best interest of the buyer. They have the knowledge and expertise in the negotiating process that will help be most beneficial for the buyer. Between a good licensed home inspector and a real estate agent, a buyer can feel confident in the purchase of their home for themselves and their families.