More than meets the eye. What we can't see.

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More than meets the eye. What we can't see.

Many of my followers with this post knows we at Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico now offer a 90 day warranty along with a Recallchek for the appliances in the home.

What's the catch you say?

The 90 day warranty is just that. A 90 day warranty.

This covers any structural and other issues that may arise after the home inspection is completed.

The Recallchek, is for working appliances in the home. At the time of inspection of the home.This would include but not limited to a Water heater, Furnace, A/C unit, Heat pumps, Dishwasher, Fridge, Range, Garage door closer, Built in Micro wave oven, Garbage disposal.

We as inspectors that offer these services need to act like the Recallchek Sheriff in town.

If the unit doe's not operate when the home inspection takes place then it will not be added to the Recallchek list of covered appliances.

Take for instance my last home inspection. The dishwasher had been disconnected and was not in use.

This unit was not added to the Recallchek list because it was not in operation and working at time of the home inspection.

The dishwasher was listed in the report as "Not working and in need of service to determine the condition of the unit".

When the unit is checked out by the proper service tech. Then it may hae been recalled and the tech should know this.

Like all cases of insurance and warranty related issues. Not everything is covered by a warranty or even the Recallchek.

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.

When it comes to Quality home inspections. Simply put, we are the best.

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Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Clint: You provide both quality inspections and a solid warranty program...buyers would be wise to call you in the Carlsbad NM area.

Mar 05, 2014 06:14 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I get notices from CPSC.  I have about a dozen appliances memorized.  But they are mentioned verbally to the buyer. 

I have looked into Recallchek and can think of about 50 things in a house that are permanent and numbers would have to be submitted.  Some have components inside that are not made by the manufacturer but are assembled into the appliance, and those numbers would need to be submitted separately.  Manufacturers disclaim responsibility for components they don't make. Then there are all the components that do not have serial numbers, like plumbing and electrical such.  How is all that followed?

And if I miss something?  Like I said, I'm not sure how anyone could keep up with it all.

Then, there are all those things that people think are recalled but are not, like certain electric panel boxes.  It is a very complex matter.

Mar 05, 2014 06:47 PM #16
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Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning, Clint. I do add the appliance to the recall check even if it is not working. If it is a recall item, then the buyer will be notified. Sometimes they can get a new unit out of it.

Mar 05, 2014 06:55 PM #17
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,

I am sure you could call it that. The 90 day warranty is just that. Same a  a one year you would sell a buyer. The Recallchek is a program that checks  manufacturers for any recall they may have then notifies the home owner that their appliance had been recalled.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:06 PM #18
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Clint I understand the need to have this service but is the cost of the service passed onto the client or do you absorb the cost?

Mar 05, 2014 07:08 PM #19
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,

It is a great service. One never knows when an appliance gets recalled. Many have been discarded or have been taken out of service.

Have a great day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:08 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

As I meet and talk to more buyers and home owners over the coming year. They seem to really like what I am offering. All at no additional costs to them.

Have a very good day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Mar 05, 2014 07:11 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 Adrian,

Maybe this is something you might want to bring up at the next inspector meeting. Ask them to start offering these services.

Have a nice day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:13 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jeffery,

I think everyone should. Most all inspectors need to know what recalls have been made. This would help the buyers a lot.

Have a fine day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:15 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 Debbie,

No other inspection company in Southeast New Mexico offers these programs.

But as words spreads, I am sure others will follow.

Have a nice day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:17 PM #24
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Patricia,

This is a little more peace of mind when buying any home. The 90 warranty would let them know that at least for 90 days they have good coverage. This will not mess up any warranty issued by the seller or the agent.

Have a great day in D,C.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:20 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

Hello Cindy,

Not just a selling tool. But very beneficial if ever needed. The Recallchek is good for life.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:23 PM #26
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

That is what I am shooting for. I would like to garner a lot more of the local inspections. Thanks for the support.

Have a wonderful day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:31 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 Jay,

I see your point. I don't list every little thing in a home. Mainly the appliances and Garage door opener. Like the Genie had just been recalled. But which ones. The recallchek would tell you if your unit has been recalled.

You would need a full time staff just to keep up with all the recalls.

Have a good day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Mar 05, 2014 07:35 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Michael,

I thought that the appliance needed to be in working order in order to be eligible.

Silly me, I see your point. I will be off to do a home inspection this morning. WOO HOO.

Have a nice day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint cKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:38 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James.

I absorb the cost. I have not raised my fees since offering the two programs. I get a deal when I offer both. I make less but in the long run I hope it will help with the number of inspections I get.

Have a good day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 07:41 PM #30
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Laura Andersen
Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 agentandersen@gmail.com - Woodstock, GA
A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia

Good for you standing behind your services.  Kudos.

Mar 05, 2014 10:18 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Laura.

These are services added at no cost to anyone. i pick up the costs and present these to the buyers. All seem to really like the extra services.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 05, 2014 10:24 PM #32
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Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

Great point on what to check, sounds like you offer a super service, thanks for the items to look out for!

Mar 05, 2014 11:39 PM #33
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anne,

These are some really good services I added to help the clients and help protect the inspector and agents.

Have a nice evening in Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 06, 2014 10:00 AM #34
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