Our inspectors have provided unbiased and professional home and building inspection services in the Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Polk and Manatee areas for more than two decades. Our Home & Building Inspection services provide protection of the buyer’s, seller’s, owner’s and real estate professional’s investments.
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to meet some of the many homeowners in Tampa Bay. We’ve also had the pleasure of serving them and inspecting their properties. Here are some of their testimonials:
When he arrive, Michael led me through our future house pointing out different areas that should be of concern. He explained what needs to be identified in each room, garage and outside. The inspection process was very thorough, and he demonstrated knowledge in construction/electrical codes, as well as, state laws. His sense of humor was a plus too! Most importantly, his customer centric focus was seen through his attentiveness to my questions and in his explanations.
The emailed inspection report was very detailed with pictures, highlights and call-outs.
Get your place inspected by these pros. Definitely professional and affordable.
Extremely professional and great communication all around, not to mention a great price.
I will absolutely be using Inspector Potts for all future home inspections.
He did not rush and did not sugar coat the issues but instead said it exactly as it was. A true breath of fresh air in a society that is becoming more and more afraid to offend people. He uncovered numerous issues from electrical to wood rot and even went the extra mile to inspect the crawl space, which is not required in Florida.
Extremely professional and great communication all around, not to mention a great price.
I will absolutely be using Inspector Potts for all future home inspections.
Mike did a great job for me on short notice. I told him of my specific concerns and he made sure to point out the positives and negatives. His construction background is also immensely helpful in offering up suggestions for solutions and fixes to issues. I’d definately use him again! Thanks Mike!
He then came to a second house we were in contract with and again pointed out any minor issues needing updated and assured us we did great picking out this home. My wife and I are now first time home buyers and if not for Mike, we may be in the first home and in major debt with repairs. I highly recommend Mike and his team!
You will leave the inspection knowing that every stone was overturned and reviewed by Inspector Potts.
Michael was very good and he took time and went over everything with me to make sure I understood. I would recommend Affordable inspections to all my friends and family.
Thank you again Michael,
Tamika West Bradley.
Having only spoken to Mike on the phone up to this point I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I got over to the house Mike had already met with my dad and the inspection was already underway. Mike promptly stopped what he was doing and he came up to me with a smile and enthusiastic demeanor. He shook my hand and thanked me for choosing his services.
As I watched Mike go through the process of checking the house I noticed he was very thorough. He took pictures and voice notes as he progressed. He would occasionally crack a few jokes to keep the mood light. He took his time to explain to us what problems he found as he found them and made sure we understood them.
Once we completed the inspection we all sat down and discussed the issues and once we were all on the same page, we signed the paperwork and paid Mike. Prior to leaving he requested if he could get a picture with us. We of course took a picture.
Bottom Line: Mike Potts is a very good guy and will go out of his way to make sure you are satisfied with his services. I know I can count on him for all my future inspection needs.
Thank You Mike!
Thank you Mike!
Everyone and their mother has a home inspector they want you to go to but you need to go to him. He is no nonsense and tells it how it is. His reports are extremely detailed even down to cost of repairs. The best of all he is the best for the price. You wont find anyone better.He walked me through the property I looked at while buying my first home and talked to me person to person. Telling me what I can fix on my own and what I needed to replace professionally, with costs and really went the extra mile answering all my questions.He will be my inspector for every home I buy.
Thanks Mike and Team for all you do!!~Lindsay DiNicola
“We hired Affordable Inspections to inspect our potential home purchase. Mr. Potts and his crew took their time going over every section of the home explaining as they went what they were looking for and what they were finding. He discussed with us things that were great and he discussed with us those things that could use some work and in the end provided us with a comprehensive inspection report for our files. In the end I felt as though this inspection completely went over the home and I felt confident in making the purchase. I also felt as though I knew where any of the minor problems were. I would definitely recommend affordable inspections. Your.palm harbor inspector.”
“Mike is everything and more of what you would expect in a home inspector. Mike is knowledgeable, well spoken and very thorough. He inspected our new home in Belleair Beach and took his time in his inspection, explained everything to us in great detail and even included my boys in the home inspection process! Mike provided timely and detailed reports as well. My family and I truly enjoyed the home inspection process with Mike – very informative and entertaining as well!”
“Called and spoke with Michael and he was extremely helpful. I was seeking an inspection, particularly on the HVAC system of home, and he provided amazing insights and incredible knowledge. If you need a home inspection for a potential purchase or on a home you currently home, please do not hesitate to give Affordable Inspections a call and ask for Michael.”
“This was the second inspection Mike has done for us. He’s very thorough and takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions you might have. He is very open to listening to concerns as well. He’s also punctual and does a great job with his reports, always getting them done very quickly. On a side note, he’s got a great sense of humor and makes the stressful process of home buying a bit more bearable. Highly recommend. Thanks for everything Mike!”
“I highly recommend Mike and Affordable Inspections! Very thorough and professional. Mike took the time to personally take the time to explain and show me not only what needed immediate attention but also point any potential issues. It made a big difference, in my opinion, trusting a professional that is very knowledgeable of the local area and being well versed on the unique aspects of how that can affect your property.”
“I’m a REALTOR. Mike has inspected quite a few homes for my clients. He is always on time. professional and patient in explaining conditions that he finds on homes. HIs background in construction and engineering adds value and his extensive knowledge in these areas is always apparent. The reports he provides are detailed and always on time. Of great use when I have to negotiate with sellers on repairs. Thanks for all your hard work Mike.”
“Mike Potts was amazing when it came to my inspection. As a first time buyer, or even not, he is so informative and helpful. I am a first time buyer and he wanted to make sure I understood everything and explained things so that I understand what is wrong and different things I can do to fix it. He made sure to show me so I could see what was an issue and what was in good condition. He even let me go on the roof to show me the shingles and stability of the roof. He was so thorough and didn’t leave anything out! I would highly recommend mike and this company to anyone!”
“Once again these guys came to my rescue this morning. I’m still searching for a house to call mine, with many months and conversations into the hunt. At last moments notice Mike came through to inspect a house I thought had potential. If I could give him ten stars here I would for his attentive patience with me and his teams knowledge about properties. Their attention to detail is outstanding, no one else has broken down the truth about houses like they have for me. I have truly been given an education by them every time we speak about my purchase endeavors.”
“Mike is the most knowledgeable inspector you will find in Tampa Bay. He just did an inspection for me on a home I was looking to purchase. He impressed me with the details he pointed out as he walked me through the home. We went from the top of the roof to the ground looking at every positive and negative that the house had. He took the time to answer all my questions and had a ton with patience with me understanding that I’m a first time home buyer. His customer service will draw me back to him for all future inspections I need. His company is highly recommended by me and his services are deff worth the value.”
“Affordable Inspections is an excellent choice for home inspection in the Bay area. As a first-time home buyer, I was as little concerned about the inspection process and looked for a highly reviewed service at a reasonable price.
Mike Potts (the owner) has around 20+ years of experience working in homes in the area, and it shows. Here’s some things I liked about the service:
* He knows homes inside and out, and what to look for in the houses specific to this area. The knowledge base is definitely there.
* He was on-time to the appointment and promptly returned any missed calls.
* He encouraged us to walk along with him during the inspection, teaching us things we should know about our house and possible remedies for some problems.
* He didn’t rush, we were there for over 3 hours on a small property on 42nd St N St Pete. There was never a feeling that we were inconveniencing him, or that he wanted to quickly finish up.
* We received all the paperwork in a reasonable timeframe: Summary, WDO, 4 pt, and Wind Mit. Then he emailed us ALL the pictures he took so we could have them to reference in the future.
* An insurance company asked for additional documentation regarding the plumbing, which he was able to provide within 12 hours.
* He followed up the reports with a call to verify our satisfaction with the product, and to let us know he was available should additional needs arise.
* Finally, the price! Other comparable inspection services were charging over $100 more for the same set of services (all the major reports and paperwork follow-up).
Recommended, especially for first-time home buyers as you will receive education about your house in addition to all the paperwork.”
“Mike Potts from Affordable Inspections performed a 4 point inspection of my home. He was professional, on time, and thorough in his explanation of his work process. I was surprised at the level of detailed work and information he gave me regarding my home. Thanks Mike for doing a stellar job. I highly recommend Affordable Inspections!”
“The Inspector on the property was very thorough, informative and professional. From beginning to end, I was encouraged to ask questions and seek clarification on every aspect of the property’s construction, mechanical systems and maintenance. I believe I gained valuable information about the property, and I was also encouraged to seek outside sources (contractors/town) for answers to questions which were not immediately available at the property. The inspector was articulate and clear in his explanations and evaluations.”
— Julia B.
“EXCELLENT!! Mike broke down everything and explained things in terms that I would understand. He always recapped everything he saw and asked if I had any questions throughout the whole process. He took his time and did a very thorough inspection.”
— John A.
“Michael Potts — Excellent. I would recommend him to all my friends.”
— Ahmed F.
“So helpful. SO knowledgeable; willing to take the time to explain and educate.”
— Nancy B.
“Mr. Michael Potts performed the inspection and I now understand why he came so HIGHLY recommended. My daughter bought a home in Tampa last summer and Mike performed the inspection there and she and my son-in-law were very impressed with his work and extremely satisfied. Mike is a true professional and obviously a master at what he does. If you asked me to rate his thoroughness on a scale from one to ten I’d have to say 100. He made sure I understood each and every aspect of the inspection from start to finish. It was a learning experience for me. I feel more comfortable now about buying this home.
After listening to Mike explain details about electrical, plumbing, roofing, heating systems, etc. I now feel more secure that I can own a home on my own. Thank you, Mike, for doing such an excellent job.”
— Esther P.
“Mike was very polite & professional, Got down to business, and was all I had expected plus more. He showed me things that I would have missed. I’m very pleased with his work, and will recommend him to anyone looking for this kind of service. What a peace of mind he has brought to us.”
— Fred & Mary T.
“To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to let you know the experience that we had with your company and Mike Potts… Mr. Potts was very through in his inspection of the home and very easy to ask questions and his answers were easy to understand and complete as far as not needing to ask him to elaborate on the subject any further. He was also very patient during the inspection, we had our 4 year old son running around trying to do as the “Big Boys” do (following his Daddy & Mr. Potts) around asking many questions and not being very helpful. Mr. Potts was very helpful and we are glad to have him as our consultant for the length of the time that we will own our home.”
— Jennifer & Jason W.
“Excellent! and Mike you are one hell of a guy. Thanks for coming out on such a wet and cold day. Much appreciated!”
— Justin M.
“He was very thorough, knowledgeable and professional. He did a very nice job.”
— Keith R.
“Mike was very professional and spent important time explaining to my buyer the different issues in the house and how these issues may or may not have a bearing on the condition of the house in the future.”
— Janet T.
“I was very impressed with the way Mike conducted the inspection, and the way he answered all questions, with his knowledge being on target and courteous. I am very appreciative. Mike Potts performed the inspection. He did an outstanding job by informing me of the properties minor discrepancies and larger issues without panicking me. I felt that Mike did a quality job on the inspection and with any questions I may have had. Congratulations on a job well done!”
— Odette C.
“You inspected a home I am looking to purchase in Tampa Florida . I meet Mike Potts at the location at 12 noon . I must let you know I was very impressed with his professional manor and Knowledge. I would like to thank Mike and all at affordable Inspections for you help in my quest of owning my first home.”
— William A.
“Michael Potts was our inspector and he was extremely thorough, very knowledgeable and pleasant. He came highly recommended by John Ruthowski @ Charles Rutenberg Reality in Clearwater and was well worth the investment.”
— Frank C.
“He was great, very thorough, professional and complete. My Client was very satisfied with his level expertise and his way of explaining things to her.”
— May G.
“EXCELLENT, THOROUGH AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. VERY WILLING TO ANSWER ANY OF OUR QUESTIONS.”
— Eric & Paula M.
Mike has also made me a better agent because he has taken the time to explain construction details and potential issues related to them. I can then better explain the specific situation to my clients as to why or why not their home is insurable and what may need to be done in order to make it so. I unequivocally recommend Mike for any and all of your home inspection and renovation needs.
Sam & Sara
Palm Harbor, Fl.
I want to personally thank you for your comprehensive inspection last week. You left no stone unturned! I’m extremely pleased with your knowledge. professionalism, acute detail, genuine care for the best interest of the CLIENT and your funny sense of humor with our transaction. I could not have chosen a better Principle Inspector and Licensed Contractor for the job.
I have peace of mind knowing that I have all the details regarding the condition of my home prior to my closing date. I will recommend you 100% to anyone in need of a home or commercial inspection. Very impressed…. Great Job Mike!
He knows his stuff and he explained everything that he was to do and check.
I highly recommend Mike Potts of Affordable Inspections to all of my friends and family. Thank you so much Mike and I look forward to working with you always in the future!
I feel like I have a new big brother watching out for me.
~iLona Fries McKinley
“Chris , Absolutely wonderful, he knew his stuff and he took the time to really explain things to us. My husband and I are very happy that we picked Affordable home inspection. I can’t say enough, the home inspector was wonderful. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is in need of a home inspector.”
— Bonnie A.
“We wanted to take a moment to provide compliments on an impeccable job well done on both properties you have worked with us on. On the first one you saved us a world of headaches and financial difficulties with your extensive knowledge and expertise; and today that knowledge has shown through yet again. Thank you for your hard work and professionalism, please feel free to pass this along to your supervisor as well.”
— Thomas F.
“Mr. Mohr …this is a long overdue note of appreciation for your fine service and professionalism. You completed a very thorough inspection and although the owners of the home were there during our inspection and kept interrupting and “seemingly” trying to have us bypass certain areas (the central air and attic area) you insisted and diligently continued to inspect despite their efforts. That kind of professionalism and work ethic proved to us you were trustworthy and our minds were at ease about purchasing our home.”
— Brian & Pam S.
“We had the pleasure of having Chris do our home inspection. He promptly arrived at the time of the appointment, and we immediately felt at ease upon meeting him. He was extremely thorough and unbiased, not to mention personable and friendly. Initially, we were nervous and anxious about the inspection as this will be our first home, but he put our minds at ease and we were pleased to have him help us out. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a thorough inspection! Kudos to Chris and Mike!”
— Abbie & Cliff S.
“My inspector was Chris. He was prompt, professional and very informative. I am a first time buyer and he really put me at ease. I immediately felt secure with his assessment of my condo. He took the time to explain everything to me and answer all of my questions. I give a big round of applause for Chris !”
— Ed R.
“My fiancé and I were very impressed with Chris’s professionalism throughout the inspection. Chris is very knowledgeable and we were impressed with the systematic approach he took during the inspection. He didn’t just point out the problems, but explained possible causes and solutions. Chris was highly recommended to us and we would definitely recommend him as well.”
— John D.
“Chris was exceptionally thorough and he clearly knew how to approach a house of this age (1924). He was professional, amiable, and forthright about issues he felt should be of concern. I appreciated his candor and would recommend his services.”
— Dr. Richard C.
“Chris was very professional, meticulous, and informative. He carefully checked out everything with me, answered my questions, pointed out areas of concern, and explained what he found and put all that information into the written report.”
— Paul F.
“Absolutely great. Explained everything very well and was very complete. Chris is a great guy and I am glad to have done business with him and you guys.”
— Maria S.
“Chris was very in-depth during the inspection. He took the time to explain what he was inspecting for, what he found, and how to improve conditions if warranted.”
— Logan & Sylvia V.
“Mr. Christopher performed our property inspection. He seemed to look into every crack and crevice and was extremely helpful in answering our questions. He took time to explain his observations and notes. I would recommend his services.”
— Betty & Greg G.
Chris performed our home inspection at (deleted for privacy). He did an outstanding job by informing me of the property’s minor discrepancies and larger issues without panicking me. I felt that Chris did a quality job on the inspection and with any questions I may have had. Congratulation on a job well done!”
— Christine H.
“High quality inspection, very meticulous and detailed. Chris answered all the questions and exhibited deep knowledge and professionalism. Our 30 page report was very informative and easy to read.”
— George C.
“I was very impressed with the inspector’s (Chris ) knowledge and attention to detail. He explained things without conveying the notion that I was stupid.”
— Trace P.
“Chris from Affordable Inspections performed my house inspection. His communication and helpfulness were excellent. He took the time to explain things fully and was nice about it.” — Mark D.