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It depends. If your business is a franchise such as Pillar to Post or something else, you are forced to give back 5-10% of your inspection fee and they promised to re-invest it on you in the form of SEO and other marketing materials. If you are independent (like many of us) marketing cost varies from month to month and season to season, is not cast in stone. Summer time are busy times while winters are dead, that is probably where you spend most of your money advertising. Today Facebook ads are way more effective than Google and would give you more for your buck.
any porous surface expose to moisture and rain will deteriorate for sure. raise it as a material defect in your report since this is an structural issue.
Most people would recommend you paint over and in fact use kiltz to seal it first. I disagree with that using kiltz since if the leakage comes back it will not be able to go through it because of the sealant and would most likely keep the water on the inside part of the wall. just paint it. if you have an issue next time it rains the stain will come back. guarantee you.
As far as Florida is concern, is not illegal for realtors to recommend a Home inspector. in fact, they usually have 1 or 2 go to people for that. Which state is that?
I agree with Mike. if you do a bit of forensic investigation you will probably discover that something used to be there at some point. Perhaps a stone wash sink which requires water and drainage. did you find electrical recepticle on the same wall or near by? that could also give you another clue.
 
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