Today we chat with Hank Lobdell, owner of A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections in Tampa. A former regional vice president for Winn Residential, he lived in the area as a student at St. Leo University before moving to Chicago; Raleigh, N.C.; and elsewhere that his real estate career took him. Lobdell returned in October and brought a new franchise with him: A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections. He now does home inspections for Realtors and property owners throughout Tampa. With a background that includes both doing home inspections and selling real estate, Lobdell explains why he saw Tampa as a good place to do business.
In South Tampa I’m dealing with older homes and homes that have been rehabbed. You might come across some old breaker panel boxes that you have to have replaced. You also have a lot of people that did their own handyman work. Other issues? Mold. You do find termites. Of course ACs (air-conditioners) depending on how old they are. But ACs are so important to people that most people keep up with them.