The general steps taken before, during, & after a comprehensive inventory are as follows:

Contact Us

We will then set up an appointment for your inventory and go over some pre-visit questions to better determine your needs. We may request to visit your home or business before the appointment to give you a more accurate price quote. We require the homeowner or small business owner to be present during the inventory. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.


Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment, we will request a walk-through of your home, rental property or business. We will ask that you point out items of interest, such as collectibles, items in storage areas, etc... This will provide an opportunity to get to know us and give you a comfort level with having us in your home, rental property or business. The walk-through will also provide us with a better feel for your home, rental property or business contents, the level of detailed required and the estimated time required.

Review & Deposit

Following the walk-through, we'll review our service options, confidentiality agreement and payment terms. Our policy is to collect a 50% deposit on the day of your inventory with the balance due upon delivery of the finished product.

The Inventory

We begin the recording process by going room to room, photographing and recording the details of your belongings (serial numbers, descriptions, etc...). You may be involved as much or as little as you like, although, we do encourage client participation to ensure maximum accuracy. You can help provide the item values as we go or we can sit down following the inventory. We do require you to be present during the documentation of jewelry and any other small, high-priced items you may want us to document.

Once the interior inventory has been completed, we will photograph the exterior of your home, rental property or business. At this point, if you have any outbuildings, we will check the time to ensure that we can complete an inventory  of your garage and/or shed.

If documenting outbuildings will cause us to exceed the agreed upon time, you can determine whether we should stop or continue at our hourly rate. We do our absolute best to finish your home, rental property or business, garage and outbuildings within the time allowed however forgotten items may be discovered during the inventory process, requiring additional time to document.

Final Package

Following your on-site inventory we will take the recorded data back to our office, upload the photos, and update our secure business software. we will then create your comprehensive inventory package containing printed reports, Data CD and Client Information Package. Any private information that we have on paper will either be shredded or provided to you in your package.


Once your inventory package is ready, we will call to set up an appointment and personally deliver it to your home or business. We'll review the package, which typically takes approximately 15 minutes and collect the final payment. It typically takes 5 - 7 business days to prepare your final package following the on-site inventory.


You will have 14 days to review the reports and inform us of any corrections that need to be made. After 14 days a small fee will apply to perform any updates to your inventory. We suggest you store your report in a secure off-site location such as a safe deposit box.

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Pre-inventory Tips

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Inventory Process

Please review our helpful tips to ensure an efficient inventory process:​​

  • Computers, printers, appliances, televisions and other electronics should be ready to pull out in order to photograph the document serial/model numbers. Receipts showing serial/model numbers of these items is also sufficient for documentation.

  • Smaller kitchen appliances in cupboards, such as mixers, blenders, choppers, skillets, etc.., should be removed in order for us to accurately document and photograph.

  • Closets should be accessible with clothing and linens ready for pictures. In regard to clothing, we respect your privacy and will only inventory items you wish to include. We encourage you to include any expensive suits, dresses, coats, etc..., as insurance companies prefer to have full documentation.

  • If you opt to inventory everything in your garage, basement, attic, and storage rooms, they must be neat and fairly organized in order for us to photograph and accurately inventory items. Items in boxes will not be removed by us therefore, they will not be documented.

  • We will record all vehicles, trailers, riding & push mowers, etc. on the property. Any items you have off-site will not be included but we can arrange to add off-site items at a later date.

  • Special collections will be photographed and documented as a group unless otherwise specified. Please have any special collections out and ready.

  • Fine china/silverware will be photographed in a single place setting. Each piece will then be counted individually and entered into the quantity fields of our software. Please have a single place setting out and ready.

  • Your homeowner, rental or business insurance information, such as company name, contact info, policy number, etc., can optionally be included in your reports. Please have those documents available for review.