If your situation ends up in some type of legal proceeding, understand that all of your communications with anyone involved in the case (except your lawyers) will probably end up being requested and read by the other party(ies) in your law suit. Keep this in mind as you are communicating in writing.
There is another saying that is helpful to remember:
Dance like no one is watching, but email and text as if it will one day be read out loud at a deposition.
I’m absolutely not encouraging you to lie or do anything illegal, but rather to think about what you choose to put into writing. Things that don’t seem like a big deal, when read or shown in an email thread, can come off differently than you intended or even meant.
Your communications with your lawyer do not fall into this category – everything you say, text or email to them is confidential. But, that same protection is not in place for your realtor or any of your inspectors or contractors. Be prepared for your emails and text messages to be requested in interrogatories and/or subpoenaed. If subpoenaed, you will have to produce copies of all of your written communications with anyone related to the transaction, which could include realtors and inspectors or contractors hired to address issues found in your home after purchase.
Alternatively, if you want to make sure you have a record of what was said or requested, absolutely do that in email. For instance, if your realtor gives you advice about something such as the contents of an inspection report, it is not a bad idea to send a follow up email to them outlining what it is they told you and asking them for confirmation that what you heard was both correct and what they intended to communicate to you. If things end up going sideways, these emails can be helpful in showing what was communicated to you, how it was communicated and when it was communicated.
It stinks to have to try to think about all of this kind of stuff as you’re going through what is both an exciting and stressful process of trying to buy a property. But, it is absolutely worth the extra effort to protect yourself should you need to refer to anything later as evidence.