Philippe Heller

Philippe Heller home inspector in San Diego
I started The Real Estate Inspection Company way back in 2004 after experiencing a poor home inspection on my own house. It was at this time that I wanted to start my own business after a career working for world-class tech companies such as SDG&E, GE Power Systems, Cox Cable and Time Warner Cable. At each of these companies I learned a lot about electrical systems, heating and cooling, thermodynamics and construction. At the time, the home inspection industry was very basic and lacked technology. Inspection reports were simply carbon-copy forms with check boxes. They were poorly written, sparse, and basic.
Having created several websites, I wanted to set up a simple way to schedule home inspections. Our guiding philosophy is to always be a leader in our field by being first to introduce new technologies to home inspections. We were the first inspection company in San Diego to include Thermal Infrared scans with every inspection at no additional charge. We’ve developed testing methods for checking dual pane windows, plastic plumbing, and roofs that many inspectors won’t inspect. To keep our inspectors safe, I created Panel Pal which is a specialized tool for holding older electric panels open so inspectors can inspect them safely.
Our reports are the best in the industry and have evolved into the most comprehensive report you can get. We include photos, detailed explanations, video, and numerous links to additional information. Our reports are delivered electronically the same day as the inspection. And our clients and their agent can create a request for repair addendum right from our report saving time and creating a detailed document.
Our latest service helps listing agents and home sellers market their homes. We offer Matterport 3D Virtual Reality scans which let potential home buyers “tour” your house via the internet. This isn’t simply a video. It is a fully interactive, self-guided tour of a home which is great for out of town buyers.
The company has grown into the largest inspection company in San Diego County and now serves Temecula. One of the great benefits of working with us is that we see more defects than any other home inspection company, and we all benefit from the shared experiences of the inspectors.
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• International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants IAC2 Cert. # IAC2-00-8068

Certifications acquired through home inspector training from InterNACHI
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