As real estate agents, we often give contractor referrals to our clients, but it's our client's responsbility to hire the contractor and make her own decisions. Further, as a solid business practice, I never let contractors put my name on inspection reports and I also ask my clients to order their own inspections. It's their home.
The problem that arises, though, is when you ask a contractor to inspect an item to render an opinion, and the guy (I say guy because it usually is a guy but it could be a woman) instead issues an estimate to replace said item, especially when there is nothing defective with said item. Sound familiar? You can read more in my personal blog today at this link about how hard it is to find: Sacramento Home Contractors Without a Dog in the Race.