All About Lists - Home inspectors make lists of all the things that need repairs, maintenance, safety issues and major defects.
Not Everything is Checked - Home inspections do not include everything--just that main structure and features. Need other experts to inspect special features like a pool or a septic system.
Check Out Your Inspector - There are all kinds of inspectors. See who will be best for your needs. Your realtor can give you a lists of those he/she has worked with to help you on your search.
Show Up for the Inspection - If you are there, you can ask questions and know what the intent was of a certain item on an inspector's list. Also, it will help you keep perspective of what is a big concern and what maybe isn't.
Get Ready to Negotiate - When the inspections are complete, your realtor and you can figure out the best way to negotiate the main things you need done and what doesn't need to be done for the deal to be completed.