Inspection Services

With hundreds of thousands of successful inspections completed, you couldn’t ask for a better company to have on your side than the experienced inspectors of The Real Estate Inspection Company. Since 2004 we’ve been serving San Diego and the surrounding areas. Call (800) 232-5180 or schedule now.

Buyer and Pre-Listing Inspections

In a residential or commercial real estate transaction, whoever gets the inspection first, has the upper hand in negotiations. If sellers order inspections prior to listing the property, they are then able to fix any defects on their timetable and are able to shop around for the best pricing. If a buyer orders a home inspection first, the buyer then has negotiating power with the ability to ask for price adjustments, remediation, or cancelation of the offer based on the inspection report.

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Sewer Scope

When purchasing a property, the only way to know for certain if the sewer line is plugged up or in danger of root intrusion is to have a sewer inspection with a sewer scope. Our camera will reveal any root intrusions, broken pipes, or blockages that could cause major damage and extensive, pricey repairs.

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Our inspections tell the story of your house.

Mold Testing & Indoor Air Quality

Every home inspection includes a free visual mold assessment. If warranted, homeowners can then purchase in-depth mold testing to reveal if remediation is needed. Make sure your home is safe for your family.

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Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is just one example of the state-of-the-art equipment that we use in our home inspection services. Thermal imaging makes use of infrared cameras to scan a home or building for fluctuations in temperatures. Temperature differences can indicate the possible presence of moisture (leaks) in a building that isn’t visible to the naked eye. Not all inspection companies use this technology because it is expensive. It’s another way we take care of our clients.

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Aerial Roof Inspections

When it comes to a roof inspection, at The Real Estate Inspection Company, we know that it’s simply not effective to inspect a roof from a ground-only view. It’s especially difficult when homes are situated close together with little space for maneuvering ladders and other equipment. We’ve found the perfect solution. We utilize custom high-resolution pole cameras that allow us to inspect roofs safely, thoroughly, and completely. We’re able to make an accurate assessment of the roof and note repair recommendations.

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Verbal Consultations

If you’re an investor considering purchasing a building, we can help with our pre-escrow verbal consultation. We’ll do a quick walk-through of the property with you so that you can take notes on issues that need to be repaired. This is a no-frills service, so we don’t issue a report. It’s more for information purposes and does not take the place of a full inspection.

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Repair Estimate

At The Real Estate Inspection Company, we help take care of one of the most stress-inducing parts of a real estate transaction: getting repair estimates and scheduling remediation during the short timeframe of escrow. Our affiliation with TheQwikFix allows you to simply click on a link embedded in your report email, and you can request a quote and even repairs. It’s that easy.

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Commercial Property Assessments

When purchasing a commercial property, make sure you have it thoroughly evaluated with our property condition assessment. We will note items that need immediate attention as well as point out deferred maintenance that will require capital investment in the future.

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Comprehensive Reports Give You Negotiating Power

We’re proud of the peer-reviewed, multi-media reports we create for our clients. They contain the following:

  • Pictures
  • Embedded videos
  • Tips
  • Diagrams
  • Thermal imaging pictures
  • Report summary with a list of repair items that functions as a repair list
  • Insurance information sheet
  • PDF version of report for emailing and downloading

We’ve found that most of our clients get a return of three to four times the cost of the inspection in seller concessions. The combined experience from our certified home inspectors that goes into each report is unmatched in Southern California.

Products for Your Protection

In addition to our services, we also have developed three products that all serve to protect and inform our clients:

  1. Sellers Shield™ to protect sellers, the least protected party in a real estate transaction.
  2. BuildFax for in-depth information provided in a property history report.
  3. Water Monitoring to protect your property from excess water usage and damaging water leaks.

We also have a resource for San Elijo Hills real estate agents. Check out our referring agent protection page for a program that offers agents financial protection.

Resources

Fans of historical homes need to be sure they do their due diligence before purchasing. Be informed about possible issues and financial risk that can be associated with homes from certain eras. Read our resource called buying older homes to help you evaluate the risk associated with the home you like.

Additionally, we are proud of our 4/90 Home Inspection Guarantee, which we feel is superior to the 90-day warranties that other companies offer. We stand behind our products and services. For more information on our company, please see our FAQ page.

Be confident in your real estate purchase with the inspection services from The Real Estate Inspection Company. We provide all the information you need to make your best offer, ask for remediation, or walk away from the deal. Call (800) 232-5180 or schedule now. We service San Diego County, Riverside County, and Orange County.

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