To get his own appraiser and pest control inspection. That "peeling paint to be fixed" might turn into thousands of dollars in "undetected" termite damage or "undetected" water damage.
This is the largest purchase in a lifetime for most people. When you purchase a house, don't trust anyone. Do your own homework, hire your own contractors and seek out multiple banks and brokers for a loan. If you can't afford to do this my advise is, don't buy a house.