A good surveyor will do the same, and is unbiased towards the sale.
Actually, that is not entirely correct. The surveyor works for you, the buyer. They are your experienced second set of eyes accessing the boat. Listen to what the surveyor tells you.
When we bought our current boat, we had an EXCELLENT surveyor. He kept telling us, "This is a really
nice boat." Sure, it had some issues and some problems but lots of things were fixed really well in the past.
"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz
Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.
s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375