During our Sellers' market, Buyers often were in many multiple offers before 1 was accepted. That gets expensive when doing due diligence like home inspections before submitting an offer. What to do?
Many Buyers were skipping a proper home inspection altogether or brought in friends with some construction knowledge, & younger buyers often brought their parents!!!
A proper home inspection is not a supperficial one. We're not so worried about turning the taps on & off or checking the kitchen appliances as those are relatively small fixes, if needed. What we do care about is the condition of the building in condos & in homes, it's the roof, the foundation, the windows, & more Those are all expensive fixes.
An experienced professional Home Inspector who has spent time in construction or related fields is an investment in a future home with few or no surprises once the Buyer moves in.