Home inspector banned by seller's agents

Don't buyers have right to select whomever they please?

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Dear Barry,

Our Realtor recommended a home inspector who has a very good reputation for thoroughness and honesty. But the agent and broker for the seller have refused to allow that inspector on the property. They say the inspector is a "nitpicky deal-killer" and that their real estate office will not do business with him. They say I can choose any other inspector in the area, but not the one my agent recommended. Don’t I have the right to hire a home inspector of my choice? –Andrea

Dear Andrea,