Agents: Do you really want your client to have a cheap, generic home inspection? Does your favorite inspector show up and inspect the home, check a few boxes on his computer and and toss your client's inspection out the window of his car as he drives off to make his next inspection appointment?
Granted, these inspectors make your job easier. The inspection will take less time, and show fewer concerns and details. The sale will go more smoothly, taking less effort to address concerns, and to finalize the sale.
This type of generic, impersonal inspection is NOT in yours or your clients' best interest. This type of check-box inspection is (at best) the bare minimum and likely not compliant with Washington State Standards of Practice for Home Inspections (see website http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-408C&full=true). There is liability risk to both the Realtor and the inspector with these superficial reports; an in-depth inspection protects the client, as well as the Realtor and inspector from potential future liability claims regarding errors and omissions.
Look for an inspector that documents the details...one that delivers a thorough, personalized, site-specific report. Look for quality.