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Descoberta Duradoura- Unipesssoal LDA.                      NIF 516989570

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Modern House

Certified Professional Inspector

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Michael Cervantes, CPI
 

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We started this company to help our clients feel better about their home purchase. When we purchased our first house here in Portugal, we lived in the US and relied on photographs to decide. We wished we knew an experienced and knowledgeable professional to have a look on our behalf. Many people purchasing properties here in Portugal live in other countries and are sometimes unable to see the property in person. Real estate agents will tell about the beautiful aspects of a property which is their job. As experts in our field, our job is to discover the details which will tell us more about the condition of the property. We have over 30 years experience in the construction industry and we have been performing property inspections for many happy clients from all over the world for over 13 years.

There have been many times when the photographs on the listing showed a mostly perfect house and we discovered significant deficiencies that our client was very grateful to know. The cost of building materials continue to rise and this may be the reason we often find short-cuts in newly built houses such as missing insulation or inadequate flashing. We provide a second set of eyes that you can rely on to report to you, our client. Our fiduciary duty is to you. It is our goal to provide helpful, reliable information with which you can make wise decisions. Certified in California, Licensed in Portugal.

We provide our services in all of Portugal.

We have proudly served clients from: Portugal, United Kingdom , Denmark, Germany, United States, Dubai, Canada,

Australia, South Africa, Holland, Chile, Luxembourg, Trinidad/Tobago, Finland, Cuba, Mexico, Ireland, Romania, 

 

Home Inspections play a crucial role in the home buying process. We inspect all the vital systems and structures of a property, including all utility systems, structural components and any safety issues. 

 

Most Inspections can be scheduled within 3 business days and are available 7 days a week. 

 

We provide  a detailed inspection report.

Your property inspection will be performed using the latest tools and technology, by an honest, un-biased, neutral Certified Professional Inspector. Reports are also available in Portuguese by request.

Prices are based on the size and location of the property.

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What clients are saying:

Minimalistic Stairs

"We were very happy to have met Michael and appreciated the care and attention to detail that he provides. This helps us with our decision to purchase the property and gives us peace of mind knowing that we have a plan for prioritizing any work that needs to be completed after our purchase. Thank you so much for making this easier for us to understand! "

         Tamara R.

           -Client

Blue Sofa

"I used Michael for my home inspection on our house in Alcobaça in early June and I heartily recommend his services. He is also an expat and speaks perfect English which is a nice bonus. 

I owned an independent real estate brokerage for 15 years in Santa Monica, California and I confidently state that his inspection was not just as thorough as those performed in California, if not more so.

He gives a verbal report on the spot and his written reports are generated within a couple of days and are detailed with plenty of pictures. His pricing is about in line with what you would pay in the US for a quality detailed home inspection"

Michael G. 

-Client

Paved Terrace

"A true professional who combines knowledge, expertise and a personal touch. We highly recommend Michael, he's great!"

Clyde S.

-Portugal The Place

Green Bathroom

Michael did an amazing job! This was a great experience. He is super responsive and was able to come see a property in Lisbon for me with very short notice. He was there when I arrived and reviewed the property thoroughly, which gives me confidence that I know what I'm getting into. He and his wife are super nice, and it was just a great experience all around. I highly recommend using Descuberta Duradoura to review any home you are considering to purchase. Thanks Michael!

Ronnie W.  -Client

Client reviews

"Michael stands alone in Portugal as the most professional and comprehensive property inspector"
-Daniel J. P.    ~Returning client


 
"One of the most professional and thorough people I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Truly. Highly recommended!!!​"              ~Brian Terry  -Client. 
"Very well worth the money spent to have a professional look through all the details, from the big to the small. Really gives peace of mind, but also includes recommendations about any works to consider for the property. Highly recommended"
~Allison Plant    -Client
"O trabalho do Michael é altamente recomendado. Os detalhes da sua inspeção são impressionantes. Pontual e muito criterioso realizou diversos trabalhos que ajudou meus clientes a decidirem prosseguir ou não com o negócio. O trabalho dele é 5 estrelas!"
~Dr. Oswaldo Castellano Neto   -Attorney
"Thank you Michael and team fur such a thorough and clear report! Your services were excellent!"
Gayle Brankin Dan Herting   -Client
"Very happy with the detailed report!"
Gemma and Maarten Dijkam 
-Clients
"You were great and I am highly satisfied."
Sourabrata Mukherjee   -Client
"Michael is very professional, focused and thorough!"
Eva Antunes   -Century 21 

"Very professional, attentive to details and accommodating."

~Eneida R. -Client

"Michael provided a great inspection! Very detailed and comprehensive report."
Guida Ribeiro-Goulet    -Client
"Michael did an amazing job! This was a great experience. He is super responsive and was able to come see a property in Lisbon for me with very short notice. He was there when I arrived and reviewed the property thoroughly, which gives me confidence that I know what I'm getting into. He and his wife are super nice, and it was just a great experience all around. I highly recommend using Descuberta Duradoura to review any home you are considering to purchase. Thanks Michael!"
Ronnie Woodson   -Client
"What a wonderful experience this was! Michael scheduled me in quickly and his report was in depth. I would not hesitate to use him again."
Beth Trescher   -Client
"Another very detailed report! For anyone purchasing property in Portugal - this service is highly recommended. The standard is as high as I would expect in my home country of Australia, although the individual care, detail and personalized insights that Michael shares makes his services truly exceptional."
-Allison P.      ~Returning client

"Michael was great! Very quick and responsive. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector in the area!"

-Kendall H. ~Client

"I am very satisfied with the services provided by Michael. He did the inspection with great attention to detail and was always available to answer my questions."
Julia Kammermeier   -Client
"Michael is very responsive and communicates well. He even made contact and coordinated the inspection with the owner on my behalf. He scheduled the inspection in a timely manner and provided the results the following day. I highly recommend him!"
~Leah J. Hollingsworth   -Client

"Michael did an incredible and thorough job. Really helped to put my mind at ease."

~Bridget J. -Client

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Getting a quote or scheduling an Inspection is easy!            Just call, text, or WhatsApp. +351 964 443 626   Chamada para rede móvel nacional

CONTACT:

WhatsApp, Call or Text:  +351 964 443 626   Chamada para rede móvel nacional

Obrigado.

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