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Asset Verification- 3 Types of Inventory and Appraisal Services to Choose From
Our appraisal staff is comprised of certified members of the International Society of Appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers, and the American Association of Appraisers. Regardless of the Package you choose, you can expect the same high level of unbiased, USPAP-compliant (1) appraisal work on each of your personal property assets.
|INVENTORY SERVICES||APPRAISAL SERVICES||TOTAL VALUATION CALCULATION|
|All-Inclusive Package||A detailed inventory of entire home.||Unlimited items > $2500 in value.||Included.|
|Appraisal-Only Package||A detailed inventory of up to 40 items.||Up to 40 items of any value.||Not included.|
|DIY Inventory Safe Package (Coming Soon)||Do it yourself (DIY) online in our secure vault.||Optional service. Pay per item.||Not included.|
Our Most Popular Package
All-Inclusive Appraisal Package
For clients who wish to have their entire home cataloged and every personal property item valued at $2500 or more appraised, this is your Package. By far our most popular service, the All-Inclusive Package provides you with a current total value of every inventoried item in your home, including every appraised item valued at $2500 or more. We use the square footage of your residence as the primary factor to determine the cost of our whole house inventory and appraisal services, not an ambiguous hourly rate.
Your detailed reports with this Package include the aggregate value of your personal property assets and will be invaluable in finally getting the homeowners insurance coverage you need. As a bonus, you will have the option to purchase annual updates to use whenever your homeowners insurance policy renews.
Our Asset Manager Service is another option available to our All-Inclusive clients. It was developed so our clients can keep their aggregate value current by allowing them to add, delete, or move items in their inventory going forward. In our experience the one-time investment for AVI’s services averages less than 1% of the value of uninsured personal property assets.
For Up To 40 Items
For clients who own high-value items and wish to have some items appraised but do not desire a detailed inventory and aggregate value of all the personal property in their home, AVI also offers our Appraisal-Only Package. For a flat fee, a professional Inventory Specialist will come into your home and digitally capture the contents of each room in your home and individually inventory and appraise up to 40 items of your choice. Each item will be appraised using the same USPAP-compliant(1) procedures as in our All-Inclusive Package. After 40 items, there will be a per item fee to appraise each additional personal property asset.
The centerpiece of your report is a detailed appraisal report with high quality digital images and descriptions for each item appraised. This report can be used to update your homeowners insurance and to schedule Valuable Article coverage on appraised items, for estate planning or distribution, or for charitable giving.
(1) USPAP-compliance refers to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice that set performance and ethical standards for certified appraisers. These standards are designed to ensure that your valuations are developed in an unbiased manner to the highest standards in the appraisal industry.
In 2011, we hired AVI to inventory and appraise the personal property located at our main residence and ranch. We were very pleased with the comprehensiveness of their report and recommendations. Eight years later, in the fall of 2019, our ranch was destroyed by fire. No one ever expects this will happen but because we were clients of AVI and they maintained our records as promised, they were able to update the values of destroyed items at the ranch to reflect “current replacement value-new”. With this information we were able to provide our insurance carrier with all the information they needed to file a timely and accurate insurance claim.
The cost of AVI’s initial services was not insignificant but it was fair and reasonable for the work they performed. And under the circumstances, it was money very well spent and allowed us to receive the entire value of our loss. AVI and their All-Inclusive Service did exactly what they claimed they could and would do. Highly recommend! -T.S.