I thought I would have a little fun with the headline. In reality you definitely want aninspector to prepare a report that has some length to it. You do not ever want to get a verbal report and you may not even want an extremely short report.
The key thing is to review the list of items with your Realtor and have a strategy about what you would like to be fixed. Odds are you will not be able to get a seller to agree to everything on the list, after all you are buying a “pre-owned” home. One strategy would be to ask the seller to fix the items that are the most expensive, or maybe if you are handy with tools and repairs, ask for the items to be taken care of that you do not know how to fix. An alternate strategy would be to ask the seller to repair items that they listed as being defective on their own property disclosure, you will definitely avoid the surprise factor.
The big thing is not to get greedy and ask for everything. Be strategic and definitely consult with your Realtor to have a plan. Remember this part of your transaction is a negotiation just as much as settling on a price was.