APPRAISAL PACKAGES OVERVIEW

Value-added inventory and appraisal packages for every individual and family

Asset Verification- 4 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.

All-Inclusive Appraisal Package

For clients who wish to have their entire home cataloged and appraised, this is your Package. By far our most popular service, the All-Inclusive Package provides you with multiple digital reports. These include a room-by-room detailed inventory of all items accompanied by high-quality images, individual appraisals, a summary appraisal report and inventory spreadsheet. We also calculate the aggregate value of your entire inventory, provide homeowners insurance comparisons and a list of all your appraised assets worth $2500 or more which you can take to your insurance broker for scheduling. Custom reports are also available.

The square footage of your residence is the primary factor in determining the cost of this package, not an ambiguous hourly rate. In our experience, our clients’ one-time investment for AVI’s All-Inclusive Package averages less than 1% of the value of their uninsured personal property assets.

Asset Manager Service

Our Asset Manager Service is a valuable option available exclusively to our All-Inclusive Appraisal Package clients. For a small annual fee, our clients can keep their aggregate value current by adding or deleting items in their inventory going forward. In addition, 1) any cataloged items can be moved within the residence or to a secondary residence that has been processed by AVI, 2) items can be updated with item-specific, time-stamped comments, 3) certified appraisals for new items and updating of existing appraisals for Insurance-to-Value purposes can be requested, and 4) a wide range of reports (such as a list of all artwork valued over $5000) can be requested.

Asset Manager Service

Our Asset Manager Service is a valuable option available exclusively to our All-Inclusive Appraisal Package clients. For a small annual fee, our clients can keep their aggregate value current by adding or deleting items in their inventory going forward. In addition, 1) any cataloged items can be moved within the residence or to a secondary residence that has been processed by AVI, 2) items can be updated with item-specific, time-stamped comments, 3) certified appraisals for new items and updating of existing appraisals for Insurance-to-Value purposes can be requested, and 4) a wide range of reports (such as a list of all artwork valued over $5000) can be requested.

Appraisal-Only Package

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 1) digitally capture the contents of each room in your home and 2) 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 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.

DIY Inventory Safe Package (Coming Soon)

Many people have no idea that their homeowners or renters policy clearly states “it is your responsibility” to provide proof of ownership and condition for the contents of your home in the event of a claim. But who among us actually does that? And what happens if your records are also destroyed in the event of a loss?

Inventory Safe provides a convenient and affordable way for you to personally inventory the contents of your home or apartment room by room. By registering for an account on Inventory Safe, you can add photos and descriptions using tools similar to those AVI’s Inventory Specialists use. Imagine the peace of mind when your personal property records are securely stored online. The annual fee is only $9.95 and our optional individual appraisals are only $30 each. If you decide to order appraisals for some of your items, your payment of $9.95 will be credited to your first appraisal.

DIY Inventory Safe Package (Coming Soon)

Many people have no idea that their homeowners or renters policy clearly states “it is your responsibility” to provide proof of ownership and condition for the contents of your home in the event of a claim. But who among us actually does that? And what happens if your records are also destroyed in the event of a loss?

Inventory Safe provides a convenient and affordable way for you to personally inventory the contents of your home or apartment room by room. By registering for an account on Inventory Safe, you can add photos and descriptions using tools similar to those AVI’s Inventory Specialists use. Imagine the peace of mind when your personal property records are securely stored online. The annual fee is only $9.95 and our optional individual appraisals are only $30 each. If you decide to order appraisals for some of your items, your payment of $9.95 will be credited to your first appraisal.

Appraise My Stuff 

What’s hiding in your attic? We all have items that we’re hanging onto in case they’re valuable. Some people make a living picking up valuable items at garage sales that they later sell for big money. Don’t give your treasures away until you know what they’re worth! Find out the actual value of your prized possessions with a quick, easy, and Certified appraisal from the appraisal experts at AVI.

It’s easy as 1,2,3. Simply start an appraisal by describing your item, uploading a photo, and paying only $30 per item. You’ll have a Certified appraisal within 72 hours that we’ll prepare using the same protocol and high standards we apply to all our appraisal work. Order as many or as few as you like. We’ll store your appraisals in your account for you to download at your convenience.

(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.

Client Testimonial

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.