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DEAR BOB: I plan to sell my home in the next few months. Is it wise to have a professional home inspector prepare a report before I list my house for sale so I can use his findings to help establish the sales price? One Realtor tells me I should not have the report made because if buyers rely only on his report, then I am liable if the inspector misses something. The Realtor says home buyers in my area usually will not have their own inspection done if I had one available and therefore I am taking on more liability. What is your opinion? --Mary B. DEAR MARY: I strongly disagree with that Realtor. Every home seller should have a pre-listing professional home inspection, as well as other customary local inspections, such as for termites, dry rot, energy efficiency, building-code compliance, ...