Sacramento home inspections are 1) only as good as the inspector preparing it, and 2) typically thorough. How those inspections end up being interpreted by the parties involved is what can cause a bone of contention in any transaction. This is why agents need to be proactive, thinking ahead about how the individual we represent will react.
It is not always just the buyers who freak out. It can be the sellers, too. I've had more than my share of sellers call to complain about things the home inspector reported that were completely wrong and misleading. They wonder why is the guy so damn picky.
Risk management is one reason, but there are other reasons. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Why Sacramento Home Inspectors Note Petty Items in Reports.