In Georgia, buyers who are under contract with a seller usually have home inspections done. They pick a home inspector who then goes in and performs an inspection on the home. This usually takes 2-4 hours and costs in the neighborhood of $325-$400. A nice report comes back from the inspector to the buyer, who then decides what on the report needs to be taken care of by the seller.
I have two of these reports I am working on right now for two different sellers. The first, for a small home, ran 2 pages and was word for word lifted from the report. It looks like to me that the agent did not even discuss this with her client and just cut and pasted everything into the repair request.
The second report was for a larger home and had less items, but still asked for everything on the report. Why is this a problem you ask? Shouldn't the buyer ask for everything in the home to be fixed repaired? Well, maybe, but we still need to realize that these homes are 14-18 years old. They are not now perfect nor will they ever be. By asking for a laundry list of small maintenance issues to be attended to, the buyers are risking the seller saying no to them all, as opposed to asking for those things that are safety issues (None of the items on either report are) and those things that could damage the home if left.
There will always be things about any home that needs maintenance, but my feeling is that if the home is in generally really good shape as these two are, asking for the moon may cause more problems than dealing with a few items after you move in. Just my humble opinion.