Before I begin sharing my recommendations, a couple of notes:
I began this business in 2014 - as of today I have personally inspected 4,300+ properties.
I have inspected very inexpensive homes and very expensive homes. Homes ranging from under 500 s/ft. to homes over 10,000 s/ft.
I have inspected properties as far south as Sanderson Tx, as far north as Amarillo, Tx, as far east as Benjamin, Tx and as far west as Clovis, NM.
All of this to say: regardless of the location, size, buyer, seller, or price; these are universal; buyers want the most for their money, sellers want the most for their property, and everyone wants to survive the real estate transaction!
I can offer my advice for the inspection process because I have seen what works and what doesn't; Here are my recommendations for you as a home buyer:
You should do several things in the process of preparing for the inspection;
1. Option to have all systems in the home inspected. (I often see folks avoid the cost of inspecting a major component of the home, but end up getting burned because those component(s) are inoperable or malfunctioning.)
2. Option to receive a repair estimate report with your inspection report. (This is a great product that Double C Home Inspections offers which can provide you with a reasonable estimate of the cost to fix every defect found on our inspection report.)
3. Once you have received your inspection report and repair estimate report, take that info with you to negotiate the price of the property.
4. DON'T ask the seller for repairs. (I know this is counter to what many others may recommend, but in my experience this never works out for the buyer. Either the seller doesn't properly fix it, the contractor they hire is incompetent, or it becomes a contentious situation. I HAVE NEVER completed a re-inspection that verified every requested repair was repaired correctly. Think about that!)
In conclusion, I recommend that you hire a pro (Double C Home Inspections) to inspect your property and use the info to save yourself money up front, then, plan to make those recommended repairs later on.