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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!
Michael Koester, CPI, Home Inspector
Michael Koester, CMI, Owner
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Manatee County Service Area – Home Inspection

Are you buying a house or condo in Manatee County and need an inspection? We provide quality home inspections and same-day reporting! We strive to provide in-depth reporting that allows you to make an informed purchasing decision. Manatee County is large. As a result, there’s a wide variety of homes to choose from. Waterfront, inland homes, single-story, multi-story, family oriented areas, barrier island homes. Therefore, you can really choose your lifestyle in Manatee County. In each case, you will benefit from having the home you are purchasing inspected.


Building techniques have changed greatly over the years. Some aspects of improved, some things have declined. In addition, budget-conscious production home builders have taken over much of the large scale development. Whether you’re purchasing an older property or a newer home, an inspection is almost always a productive and beneficial process. A home inspection inspection is a straightforward and careful evaluation of the homes systems. In addition, if you have the option to attend the inspection, we do recommended it.

Roof System Inspected


Air Conditioning and Heating Inspected


Plumbing Inspected


Electrical System Inspection


Kitchen & Appliances Inspected


Interior Room Inspection


Infrared FLIR Camera




The Direct Inspections Service Areas include: Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Parrish, Ellenton, Palmetto and many other local areas. When researching a prospective property, you can look at the Manatee County Property Appraiser to search for details.

Manatee County is a sprawling county stretching from Anna Maria Island to the West to Parrish and Myakka City in the east. The area also hosts Lakewood Ranch which is one of the areas most dynamic and sought after locations. M.C. is not short on beautiful coastline. The towns of Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Cortez, Palma Sola and many others offer waterfront options for all. Located just to the south of Tampa Bay, the county offers excellent access to all that the Tampa Bay Area has to offer. Direct Inspections serves the Manatee County area. We will be happy to help you with your home inspection purchase.

Newcomers to the area might be interested to pop out to Anna Maria Island. For instance, its got a more laid-back vibe than any other spots in out area. Similarly, if you have kids in tow be sure to check out the Treeumph Recreation Area! The have climbing, ziplines and more!

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



5 stars from the start to the finish. Michael answered emails extremely promptly when I inquired about an inspection on a home in Manatee County (for my parents). The inspection was scheduled about 10 days out and was completed on-time and in a very comprehensive way. I was very impressed with the thoroughness of all the reports. In fact, there was a very minor problem that my father noticed in the house before we put an offer in on the house. I thought to myself, “Self, this is a good way to see how thorough Michael actually is (!) – though it was so minor that it wouldn’t even register for me as an issue either way.” Sure enough, this detail was not missed during the inspection. Above all, it was one of a very few things that was actually found to be wrong with the house (small duplex, only four years old and well cared for). Thorough, responsive, comprehensive, great communicator. In conclusion, 5 stars.