Seller, is this really an issue. Home inspection Hobbs New Mexico.

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Seller, is this really an issue. Home inspection Hobbs New Mexico.

When inspecting homes there are all kinds of buyers, sellers and agents. All of them have questions about the home and what is seen by the inspector as a defect of an "Issue" that needs more attention.

Don't put that in the report!

How many times have we heard this? There are agents that want a very good report, but... they seem to think by simply saying to me or their inspector "Don't put that in the report" they won't.

Bottom line.

If the inspector finds an issue that needs to be addressed then this should go into the report.

Let the agent and buyer decide.

Once the report is ready for the buyer. In most cases the agent would receive a copy. They can look over the report and with the help of the buyer, the agent and buyer can decide what needs to be addressed before ending up at the closing table.

Work together.

The agent is not the one buying the home. The buyer is.

In many cases the buyer has a different perspective on what may need to be addressed and what would be an "I will fix it myself issue".

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Here is a classic example of "The small stuff".

This home had been really well maintained. A new water heater was installed in 2012. But there was not a pan under the water heater. It is sitting on a platform made of a wood frame and plywood top.

You can see it here.

No pan under water heater.

You can also see there was never a pan under the old unit either. And never a sediment trap.

This means the seller never was to code.

The agent makes the comment, "I wouldn't put that in the report because there never was a pan, not a big deal".

I told the buyer what needed to be done and it would be in the report. After explaining the issue and how to resolve it. The buyer was at ease about the issue being in the report.

End result.

Let the inspector do their job. Talking and commenting is O.K.

Just let them do their job. Then hash out what may or may not need to be addressed.

This is why you always get a "Full Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.

Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

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?

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Rainmaker
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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
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Just the facts maam... the house is what it is!

Mar 31, 2014 11:27 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-I totally agree, "let the inspector do their job" and we'll go over the report later and ask for repairs or corrections. 

Apr 01, 2014 02:36 AM #8
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Clint ... This is a funny photo and a "No-No" ... With no pan under the water heater, what happens when the water heater leaks water and the wood starts getting water logged and collapses? Your post has been featured to the group"

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Apr 01, 2014 03:22 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Rob Thomas
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Clint ....By the way ...Happy Belated Birthday!

I agree to let the buyer and the buyers agent decide!

Keep up the good work in Carlsbad!

Apr 01, 2014 07:41 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: I would be appalled if one of the inspector's I recommend was leaving things out of his report to soften the impact. List everything and let the buyer/agent work with the selling team to figure out what needs to be resolved. No doubt, you are the inspector I would be using in the Carlsbad NM area.

Apr 01, 2014 07:57 AM #11
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Good morning, Clint. Pans are required, true. To me, it is more of an issue when the water heater is installed inside. Not much can be damaged in a garage. Like anything, it is in the presentation.

Apr 01, 2014 07:24 PM #12
Rainmaker
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James Dray
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I saw a report by a local guy and it was very well done.  They are busy here and I mean real busy

Apr 01, 2014 07:26 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

Hello Wayne.

Isn't this the way it is supposed to go. List the facts and see if the buyer want to make it an issue or not. Many don't.

Have a great day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:38 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

True. The home is what it is. I had a agent the ther day that wanted everything in the report. "And don't sugar coat it either". I don't think she liked the sellers.

Have a great day in Brsitow.

Best, Clin McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:42 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Raymond,

Never yell at the inspector. It takes years to build a relationship. But only one bad deal to make everything go South.

And yes a pre listing inspection makes a lot of sense.

Have a really good day in Rochester.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:45 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Tom,

They would say in most cases, Move in ready or needs a little work. LOL

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:46 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

Hello Kat,

I really inform the buyers as to why may be in the report. And what needs to be taken care of and what is minor issues and hot to repair or replace them.

Less stress on the buyers and the agent.

Have a nice day in Monroe.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:54 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Ginny,

Jittery or not. The home is inspected properly.

Up to the home buyer to decide what is a real issue to get taken care of.

Have a good day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:56 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 Fred,

All day long my friend. Let the buyer decide.

Have a fine day in Land O Lakes.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:57 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 Adrian,

Is this not what the report is for? Maybe the agent thought there was nothing to find!

Have a good week in Seattle.

Best, lint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 07:58 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 Robert,

This is what I explained to the buyer and the agent. I think the buyer got it.

Thanks for the featured post in the Customer Service group.

Have a productive day in Las Vegas.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 08:01 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 Rob,

This is what is supposed to be right? Just fill out the report and see if there is anything for a contingency letter.

Thank you for the Birthday wish.

Have a great day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 08:03 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 Anita,

This is inspecting and agent 101. There are issues that just can't be dismissed by the inspector as n issue just "Because".

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 08:05 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

Hello Michael,

I try and explain everything to the buyers. Easy explanations so they feel O.K. even with a major issue if present. Best rout in my mind.

Have a good day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 08:07 PM #25
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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 would like to be that way. Still working on getting more business here. Tax time and all. Ouch.

Have a really fine day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 01, 2014 08:09 PM #26
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