Yes! A formal Letter of Agreement is prepared by AVI for signature. This letter will confirm the dates service will be provided, the names of the Inventory Specialists assigned to the project, the services that will be provided and the fee and terms of payment.
Items you would like catalogued and valued that are located in areas such as basements or storage buildings can be included in the project. We will not charge by the square footage but an hourly rate with appraisals additional. Please request a current rate when speaking with an AVI representative. These areas and associated fees will also be addressed in the Letter of Agreement.
The benefit of working with AVI is that your project is not a one-and-done but an ongoing process. Once the inventory is uploaded to Client Manager, you can add an overlooked item to your record just as you would with adding new purchases. Select “New Appraisal” and it will be processed and added to your record.
On average, it takes one team of two Inventory Specialists a full day (16 total hours) to perform the inventory on a home that is 3500 square feet. Obviously, this may vary based on each client’s home contents. For example, inventories that include large collections of sterling silver, china or collectibles usually require more time.
Our goal is to make the process as unintrusive as possible. If you have items that you want cataloged and appraised, they should be removed from storage, unpacked if necessary and made available to our Inventory Specialists. Items such as china, silver and crystal do not need to be removed from cabinets.