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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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Sarasota County Service Area – Home Inspection

Are you in search of a high quality home inspector in Sarasota County? We perform home inspections in most locations throughout the county. It is a great area! Unfortunately, many of the homes and condos are getting older and the systems might need updating and/or replacement. Roofing, plumbing, HVAC and electrical all have lifespans. Many of the homes in our area are old enough to have worn out systems. Our home inspection reports are issued the same day so you never have to wait!


Home development began in the 1950s and 1960s and continues until today. Sarasota County is quite large and offers a great variety of locations and home styles. You might be purchasing a home on a barrier island, a mid-century home in an older neighborhood or a new home in one of the communities being built along Honore Avenue and surrounding areas. South County areas like Venice, Osprey and Nokomis all offer dwellings of varying ages and construction quality.

No matter where you purchase, having a quality home inspection performed is nearly always in your best interest. Portions of Sarasota County have had plumbing issues which have required replacement of many of the plumbing lines. Also the cast-iron plumbing lines underneath the older dwellings are at the age where they may be requiring replacement. Our home inspection is a professional and careful evaluation of the homes systems. If possible, it is recommended that you attend the inspection to get the most out of the process.

Roof System Inspection


Heating & Air Conditioning Inspection


Plumbing System & Water Heaters Inspected


Electrical System Evaluation


Kitchen & Appliance Inspection


Interior Rooms & Areas Inspected


FLIR Infrared Camera by FLIR




The Direct Inspections Service Areas include: Sarasota, Venice, North Port and most other local areas. If you are researching homes in this area you may want to look up the home on the Sarasota County Property Appraiser or the Sarasota County Permitting Page.

Sarasota County is a prized location. While the city of Sarasota is contained within Sarasota County, there is SO much more to the county. In addition to the arts and cultural aspects of downtown, Sarasota County also offers stunningly beautiful barrier islands along the water as well as established residential communities further inland. Furthermore, the towns of Osprey, Nokomis, Venice and North Port are all part of Sarasota County. The area is changing at a steady pace and the variety of home options are always increasing.

The homes in Sarasota County range from 1950s and 60s bungalow-style homes to larger homes built in the 1980s to the present. Over the course of years a homes major systems age and may wear out. It is recommended to get a home inspection to check the condition and functionality of the homes major systems. Direct Inspections serves the Sarasota County area. We will be happy to help you with your home inspection needs.

A few recommended spots worth checking out in the south county is Venice and the Venice Fishing Pier. Both of these offer a laid back view into the area.

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




Michael Koester of Direct Inspectors, Sarasota, is one of the best inspectors we have worked with. We are a military family and this is our 18th house so we have had a bit of experience. Michael is excellent. He is committed to do a first class inspection for the buyer by being professional, thorough and knowledgeable. He sends an easy to read report and ensures every point is explored with the buyer before he leaves. This is the second time we have used his services and truly appreciated the experience both times.
Sincerely, Judy Smith and Hank Brinkman


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