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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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Siesta Key Service Area – Home Inspection

Top Rated, Professional Home Inspector Siesta Key | HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing & Roof | Infrared-Scanning | Call Inspector Michael to find out why we are different!

If you are buying a home or condo on Siesta Key, there are a few items you should be aware of. Most homes on Siesta Key are part-time residences or rentals. When the owners fly down from freezing Buffalo or Chicago, the first thing on their mind is to hit the beach, not Home Depot. Owners tent to put off projects because who likes to work while on vacation? As a result, our inspections often uncover quick fixes or components that are wearing out. Older electrical panels, corroded water heaters, old sewer lines, windows that barely operate, water damage from leaks – these are issues we commonly find while inspecting on Siesta Key.

The good news is, you can change the home but the location will remain the same! Purchasing a home or condo on Siesta Key is a lifetime goal for many people. Be sure to have your prospective home or condo inspected so that you can be aware of the condition of the installed components.


Plumbing, electrical, roofing and air conditioning are all subject to advanced wear/aging due to the closeness to the ocean. Most metal components will corrode more rapidly. Therefore it is important to have the home’s systems evaluated by a professional home inspector. Our inspection process is a professional evaluation of the systems and components in the dwelling. Our report is produced the same day and we encourage that you attend the inspection if possible to get the most out of the process. Let us know how we can help you!

Roof Inspection


Heating & Cooling Inspected


Plumbing and Water Heaters Inspected

Plumbing Condo Inspection     Plumbing Condo Inspection

Electrical Systems Inspected


Kitchen Inspected


Living Areas Inspected


FLIR Infrared




The Direct Inspections Service Areas include: Siesta Key, Bay Island and Bay Isle.

Siesta Key is home to the world-class Beach of the same name. People from around the world flock to Siesta Key for its pristine sand and gently lapping waves. In my personal opinion, it is the best beach community in the world, offering a wonderful little village, plenty of dining and a nearly endless beach (that requires a concerted effort to walk end-to-end). Those lucky enough to purchase a home on Siesta Key will be rewarded with easy beach access and plenty of rental opportunities.

Many of the homes and condos on Siesta Key have some age to them. The area had a large building boom in the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the structures are original to that time. Roofing Systems, Plumbing Systems, Air Conditioning Systems and Electrical Systems can wear out in the course of that time. It is important to have these properly inspected. Also Siesta Key has a host of newer homes and condos. Direct Inspections works frequently on Siesta Key and we’ll be happy to inspect your purchase and help you!

You might already be spending a lot of time on Siesta Key as you read this but if you wait until Sunday evening, they have the Siesta Key Drum Circle. It’s a local favorite!

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




A friend and I recently purchased a home in Siesta Key, but neither of us live near Florida. Our realtor recommended Michael, he and his team were very thorough. The detailed inspection identified issues that were easily resolved. The report he provides is comprehensive, and the recommendations he offers are supported with photographic evidence. Not only was he very willing to discuss his findings, he also made himself available in the evenings to accommodate my schedule. I’m thankful to my realtor for recommending Michael. Anyone looking for a thorough and reliable home inspector – go no further – Direct Inspections!


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