When home owner maintenance goes unchecked.

Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

When home owner maintenance goes unchecked.

Home owner maintenance is critical when you own a home.

In fact no matter what the structure is like a home a garages or even a back yard storage shed.

There are very few home owners that get a bi annual inspection of there home let alone an annual inspection.

These unsuspecting home owners are just asking for trouble when it comes to selling a home.

Many as I have been told over the years is that they don't want to pay for a annual inspection because all we find are issues that would cost the home owners money to get repaired.

Let's see of that is a good call by the home owners.

Price of annual inspection $100.00

Repairs to roof found at inspection $250.00

Repairs to exterior trim $250.00

Exterior trim rotted.


Exterior trim bad.

Total costs for issues found is $600.00

On to buyers inspection. Issues found at time of inspection and in the final report. The buyer s want for the seller to have the entire roof redone or replaced. Cost? As much as $6,000.00

Then the exterior trim on the windows that is rotted and needs to be replaced. Another allowance of $2,000.00 for getting the repairs taken care of.

This totals $8,000.00 for the seller to loose on the deal when it would have only taken 600.00 to get the issues resolved through a annual inspection or a pre sellers inspection which would have added $200.00 to make it a total of $800.00.

Don't leave money on the table. Makes no sense.

Get a pre listing inspection and end up possible saving thousands of dollars in the long run.

Have a great day every One.



Posted by


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?

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Clint, you definitely will be missed, hope you are now finding homes without issues!  RIP

May 21, 2014 12:13 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Clint I heard the news today and I am so so sorry that I didn't know.  You were always so kind to me and I hope you are looking down on your family free of pain and finally getting to relax and enjoy!

May 21, 2014 12:15 AM
Marshall Enterprises
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Antiques, Lawn Care, and Trashouts

Clint's Family....Just to let you know how much he will be missed here in the Rain.  He was such a positive influence, and all around great guy.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers, as will Clint.  God bless!

May 23, 2014 05:30 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

EHugs and my prayers to  Clint's family. He was a great person.

May 23, 2014 06:19 AM
Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Prayers and condolences to Clint's family.  May God bless and keep you during this time of great difficulty.

May 25, 2014 07:25 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

You'll be missed Clint. I'm glad I got to know you here in the rain. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

May 28, 2014 07:19 AM
from Clint's family we appreciate all your kind words and condolences thank you all
May 28, 2014 10:33 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives




May 28, 2014 02:51 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I did not know until today that Clint had passed....and want to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family....his family in the Rain will surely miss him. Know that God walks with him always and he is at peace.

May 28, 2014 10:18 PM
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

The Desert Sun casts and abnormally warm glow.  Seems so fitting that that was the name Clint chose for his business as the warmth he cast throughout this world was just that!  He certainly cast a warm glow on all those he knew and touched our hearts in such a special way.  The warmth of his words and that big heart of his will fill our hearts each day as the Desert sun rises and sets.  Thank you Clint for your humor, your drive to be just a little techy and most of all that big warm heart of yours.  God bless you and your family.


May 29, 2014 11:47 PM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Clint-I guess it's just out of habit I look for your post. You will be greatly missed my friend.

Jun 04, 2014 10:56 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

To the Clint Mckie family.  We are so very sorry and sadden to learn of your huge loss.  May the Lord wrap His love and grace around each of you. 

John & Debbie McCormack

Sep 04, 2014 01:20 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Just stopped back by to let the family of Clint know that we miss him very much ....I know he loved this time of year!

Dec 08, 2014 09:31 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Rob Thomas brought memories of Clint in his post.

Clint is very much missed.

My deepest sympathy to the family.


Dec 10, 2014 02:08 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

My thoughts and prayers are with Clint's family, who must miss him deeply.

Dec 11, 2014 04:29 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

As Sharon said, my thoughts and prayers go out to Clint's family. What a loss.

Dec 16, 2014 09:48 PM
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

This is quite surreal.  After a long absence from AR, I returned today.  So naturally I would visit my old friends.  Clint's it the third person that I visited, only to find out that he has paassed on.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the McKie Family.  May Cliny McKie Rest In Peace!

Mar 21, 2015 04:59 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Seems so long ago that Clint passed, but it's only been a few short years. I made several friends on AR and Clint was one of my first. Hoping your family is doing well with you looking down. RIP my friend.

Dec 12, 2015 11:27 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I missed this the first time so it was bittersweet to come read Clint's last post! Hard to believe that much time has passed.


Aug 18, 2018 11:40 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I missed this when it was posted originally like Jeff Dowler, CRS - hard to believe how many friends leave us on the Rain

Aug 19, 2018 06:12 AM