Since our founding in 1998, Asset Verification, Inc. (AVI) has provided professional inventory and appraisal services to affluent individuals and families worldwide. Whether your needs are for insurance-to-value, estate planning activities or both, AVI is committed to providing cutting edge tools to catalog and appraise not only fine and decorative art, but all other personal property assets including antiques, china, silver, rugs and jewelry. All appraisal activities meet Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) and IRS reporting guidelines. All work is completed in-house and stored under a unique client ID number in a secure encrypted database for a minimum of five years.
Our primary goal is to provide cost-effective, value-added tools so our clients can accurately manage their personal property assets and allow insurance-to-value or estate planning decisions to be based on facts, not estimates. AVI is truly an unbiased third-party provider with no financial interest in the assets we inventory. This insures that all information we produce remains confidential. At AVI, we neither receive, nor pay contingent commissions to carriers or brokers, solidifying our unbiased third-party position.
Since our inception, we have used the square footage of the residence as the primary factor to determine the cost of our whole house inventory and appraisal services, not an ambiguous hourly rate. Using a square footage structure allows AVI’s clients to know exactly what services they will receive and the associated costs, which are confirmed in a formal Letter of Agreement, before our team arrives on-site. This letter will also confirm the dates the work is scheduled, names of our Inventory Specialists and Gemologist who will be on-site and the terms of sale.