CONFIRM REQUESTED REPAIRS ARE MADE BY THE SELLER
You are looking to buy a house and your inspector finds a problem or two that you want the seller to repair. Should you let the seller make the repair? Under the standard One to Four Family Residential Contract used by just about every realtor in Texas, the seller has the option to make the repairs so you are probably going to have to let them if they offer.
How will I know they actually did the repairs?
This is an important question to ask and one to follow up on before you buy the house. Your realtor will tell you the seller is making repairs because the seller's agent will tell her that. But neither agent is that concerned with making sure the repairs are made. They are more concerened with pacifying your request that solving the real problem on the ground.
So you should make it your responsibility to get proof the repairs were made. That can mean invoices from contractors, photos, and even a follow up inspection by you or a trade professional. However you do it, follow up and make sure the repairs are made. If you don't, you may wake up in your new house one day to discover that the repairs everyone told you were done, were never done. Uh ohhh...