Garage issues. Home inspection in Hobbs New Mexico The FSBO home.

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Garage issues. Home inspection in Hobbs New Mexico The FSBO home.

When Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico

issues a report. It is a very easy report to understand. There is a summation page just for those who don't want to scroll through the entire report looking at the issues listed from here and there in the report.

I got a call from the Buyers Realtor yesterday. She said she was confused about how many times there was things listed in the report.

It took me Twenty minutes to explain to her that the summation pages were just that, "Summation pages".

It takes all the issues in the report and puts them on One page for ease of use. This is so you don't have to go through the entire report making notes.

The Reatlor told me "This is very confusing to me".

"I have never seen a report like this, I always get a hand written report from my inspector".

I asked how they install the pictures in the report.

She said they don't. Making a note of the issues is enough. WOW.

After explaining how to print just the summation pages, she said

"I think I have it".

Getting back to the inspection at hand. The garage used to have an office in it. Not any more. A wall had been removed but the ducting in the garage that used to go to the office in the garage had never been removed from service.

Here is a look at the "Missing wall".

Office wall removed.

Notice the vent n the sidewall? Here we have another in the ceiling of the old office area.

Ceiling vent in garage.

Both of these vents were in operation but they were closed. I could feel the cold air as the A/C was running at time of the inspection.

If there are any gasses or fumes from the garage, the fumes could get into the ducting system and then enter the home.

Not a good situation for anyone in the home when and if this was to ever happen.

 

Always get a professional certified home inspection.

 

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.

See our ad in the Sunday Carlsbad Current Argus Real Estate section.

Have a great day every one.

 

 

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

Also included is a Appliance recallcheck and a 90 day warranty with all full home inspections.

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Clint,

I love the Summary page..get to the nitty gritty and reference back to the photos when need to! This Realtor needs to get into the 20th century..hand written inspection reports??? Plezzzzzzz!!!

Jul 31, 2013 10:43 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

I have not done any inspections for this Realtors office. Maybe the Broker will see the report and want this kind of representation from now on. Call Me.

Have a great day in Fort Myers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 31, 2013 10:44 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I don't know what they have been getting her in Hobbs New Mexico. But it sounds like the Realtor is way behind the times.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 31, 2013 10:45 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Sally and David.

I used to do a report by hand, but that was many years ago. I would always send pictures but not in the report.

Now they are in the report and no way not simple to understand.

Have a very good day in Wisconsin.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 31, 2013 10:47 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

I had to laugh. But there are some Realtors who are still in the stone age and will continue till they are forced to change. The inspectors like it. They are done in 30 minutes and then get paid. It takes me from one to Two hours to write a proper report depending on how many issues with the home.

Have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 31, 2013 10:50 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

Maybe the Realtor will come around. Maybe I need to have a workshop for that office on how to read a report of mine.

I have not had any issues with any other Realtors understanding what they were looking at.

Have a great day in Canyon Creek texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 31, 2013 10:53 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

That wall is not missing... it was merely "relocated" :-)

Jul 31, 2013 10:56 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Clint - Is that an acoustical ceiling texture in the garage? That's a new one for me.

Jul 31, 2013 11:20 PM #16
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Clint - I love the summation page; and the photographs showing the issue. I hand those to Craig and he figures it out.

Aug 01, 2013 01:19 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Clint-I think someone didn't think this all the way through when they removed the wall. It's been awhile since I've seen a hand written report.

 

Thanks-Adrian

Aug 01, 2013 03:57 AM #18
Rainer
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Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Clint -- looks like you would be the home inspector who actually knows how to write a report in the 21st century.  That should bring more business your way.

Aug 01, 2013 05:46 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

So, you can read a computer print report or a hand written report.  In my case, I ASSURE you people would have a difficult time if my report was hand written!

Photos don't help?  Sure?

Aug 01, 2013 08:32 PM #20
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  It sounds like your reports are far superior to your competition.  Excellent.

Aug 01, 2013 08:55 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred,

Relocated? Yes it was. To the trash. Now they have exposed venting. Not a good thing when inspecting or buying a home with it in place.

Have a good day in Land O Lakes.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2013 11:44 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

Actually there are a bunch of them around here. Even the back patio's where moisture can get to the textures. And yes it's falling off every time I inspect one.

Have a great day in Sacramento my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2013 11:46 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Toni,

Let's cut to the chase and just look at the summation pages. That's what most all the buyers and Realtors do. Then if any questions they consult all the pictures. Then no issues or questions.

Have a wonderful Friday in Trinity, Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2013 11:48 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

H Adrian,

The hand written reports are still being used here in the Three counties I serve. I don't know why when there are really good PDF reports I send out. Maybe there are some greasy palms out there? Who knows.

Have a nice day in the Seattle area.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2013 11:50 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Steven,

I would hope so. I don't know why the Realtors Don't want to get inboard with a educated and informed inspector with a very good reporting system.

Makes no sense to me.

Have a great day in Federal Way Washington.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2013 11:52 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

If I hand wrote my reports I would spend all my time on the phone explaining what I was saying in the report. My handwritting is like a doctors.Adding the pictures to a report. Well, that's just icing on the dessert. I won't say the other word. :-)

Have a great day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2013 11:55 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

Then how do I get the other Realtors to use my services? It's not the fee's I charge. We are about the same. But I do a lot more when it comes to inspecting a home the right way.

Have a nice day and weekend in the Webster area.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2013 11:57 PM #28
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