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Hello, I'm Michael Koester, CMI (Certified Master Inspector) & Founder of Direct Inspections. We are a professional, customer-focused inspection company working in the Sarasota & Manatee region. Our inspections include evaluation of the Roofing System, Air Conditioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Structure, Interior, Pool & Spa. For you convenience, we can also schedule an independent Termite Specialist & HVAC Professional! Furthermore, we can provide contacts for special examinations including Mold, Dock & Davit, Elevator, Chinese Drywall and many more. Just ask!
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Longboat Key Service Area – Home Inspection

Are you looking for a quality home inspection in Longboat Key? If you are purchasing a home or condo, getting a home inspection is in your best interest. Longboat Key has a fantastic variety of home styles to choose from. Whether you are looking at a high-rise condo, a villa or a free-standing single-family home, each dwelling deserves a thorough evaluation. Our inspection process covers the home’s major visible components and systems. Also, we bring a host of advanced tools that give our company the leading edge! Whether the home/condo you are purchasing is new or a bit older, it always benefits you to have the electrical, HVAC, plumbing and roofing evaluated.


A quick tip: While I’m sure you are aware that while people love their vacation properties, they don’t always take care of them like they do their primary residences. When they fly down here from snowy Boston or Michigan, the first tool they reach for is the margarita machine. If you’re purchasing a home or condo on Longboat Key, getting a thorough evaluation is important. Our home inspection process is a professional review of the homes installed components that may have been neglected.

Also, we issue our reports on the same day so there is minimal wait time! A home inspection is always to your advantage when purchasing a home. Whether you want to know what you are getting into or for negotiation purposes, inspections uncover important issues that will eventually need to be addressed. Mechanical systems and components wear out over time. Electrical and plumbing systems have specific life spans. Also, Longboat Key is right on the Gulf of Mexico so the salt air and sea spray can degrade exterior components rapidly (like HVAC systems, windows, doors). It’s important to know if a home has outdated or failing components. Give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule an inspection for you if time allows!

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The Direct Inspections Service Areas include: Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and any other local areas. The style and amenities of Longboat Key are to be admired. Direct Inspections inspects all home types on Longboat Key. We would be happy to help you with your pre-purchase home inspection.

Incorporated in 1955, beautiful Longboat Key has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. On this key you can get away from it all and enjoy a sleepy quiet beach escape. Or you can dive right In to world-class dining, golf and ocean activities on the Gulf of Mexico. Accessible only from a north and south bridge, Longboat Key remains an exclusive getaway for many from around the world. The home choices on Longboat Key are very interesting. Many of the older homes were built to a higher level of quality & size than the average homes of this era. Longboat Key’s older condos also have tons of charm and almost all have an excellent setting. However, despite the charm and grandeur of the areas homes, they generally have some age on them. Getting your prospective purchase inspected is highly recommended. The salt air exposure is highly corrosive and can effect any and all metal components it comes into contact with. Windows, doors, HVAC systems, electrical panels, lighting, roofing trim and onwards. Know what you are buying!

If you are just getting acquainted to the area, you may want to check out Mote Marine or Joan Durante Park for some local flavor.

Direct Inspections service area includes: Sarasota City & Sarasota County, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and most of Manatee County!




I have had dozens of home inspections done where I live in Texas, I am also a home builder back here. We decided to buy a property on Longboat Key for our retirement. Not having any of my resources there I shopped for a good home inspector. We came across Michael at Direct Inspect and I can tell you I have never had a home inspector more thorough. The fact that he brings some of the trades A/C, termite with him is something I have never had before. What an advantage to the home buyer. These guys are not out to sell you anything, but just give a total and honest evaluation so you know what your walking into, especially the high ticket items. Michael is very quick to return phone calls and will take the time and follow up with any questions you may have. We were very happy we found him.


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