A Division of GCW Real Estate Services,LLC.

  1. Managing Director
Minnesota: (952) 297-2505
    Missouri: (888) 718-3476
​       Florida: (888) 718-3476
FAQs

How do I know I’m getting a quality service?
We are nationally certified. To ensure that you are receiving the best inventory service possible, our processes are continually reviewed, improved, and adapted to meet our customers’ needs. In fact, our process was created with input from insurance agents, insurance adjusters, accountants, financial planners, and attorneys. Please also refer to our Testimonials page to hear from some of our clients.

What do I need to do to prepare for the inventory?
Absolutely nothing! However, if you have jewelry or other items in a safe deposit box or other off-site location, you might want to have them available so we can capture this information. Also, we will be happy to create a digital record of your appraisal forms or certificates of authenticity.

Do I need to clean before you come?
This is one of the most common questions, and our answer is – Absolutely not! Tidiness is of no concern to us. Don’t feel that cluttered or disorganized closets or garages need to be cleaned. Once you’ve made the decision to invest in this important household or company inventory, it’s best to have it completed as soon as possible. If you had a disaster, we are sure you would rather have a picture of a cluttered or dusty area than have no pictures at all! Don’t delay!

What if my schedule doesn’t allow time for your inventory service?
We realize that everyone is extremely busy, and it might be difficult to block out the time required for us to provide a thorough inventory service. Therefore, we are certified, bonded, and insured so you can have confidence in our professionalism. Many of our clients go to work or run errands while we complete the inventory; after all, this is one reason people hire us – because they don’t have the time to do it themselves!

You are bonded and insured; are you also licensed and certified?
There is no licensing, on either a state or national level, for the personal property inventory industry.
Though certifications are not required for a home and business inventory professional at this time, we are certified through the National Inventory Certification Association. This is just one example of how we strive to be the leading professionals in the industry.

What should I expect on the day of the inventory?
We will arrive on time! You will be given an overview of the process before we begin, and encourage questions prior to starting and during our time on site. If you want to remain with us the entire time we are in your home or place of business, we welcome you to do so. If you prefer to go about your daily routine, that’s OK with us as well – it’s your house or business, and totally up to you.

Do you inventory attics, unfinished basements, and storage buildings? 
Our standard inventory service is for the garage and living areas of the home or occupied areas of a business. We do, however, as a courtesy to our customers, enter easy-to-access on-site storage areas to take photos of the items for visual documentation as part of the initial service.
We can complete a more detailed inventory of items in storage based on an hourly rate. If time permits, this can be accomplished on the same day. Depending on the extent of the project, a second visit might be required.

Do you inventory contents of homes and businesses only? 
No, we also document the contents of rental and vacation homes, storage facilities, barns, construction trailers, boats, RVs, churches, private schools, college dorm rooms, government offices, and more – any place that has personal property.
Do you place values on items?

For the disaster preparedness inventory list, that portion of the report is completed by you, since only you know what you paid for your belongings. Once that information is provided to us, we will add it to your report at no additional charge.
For an estate settlement inventory, we do establish the fair market value of the contents. Also, the service for after disaster inventories includes the pricing of items, with assistance from the client.

Do you offer any other services besides inventories?
We do offer a pricing service for replacement values of your inventory. With your assistance, we will complete the pricing information for your report. This is best as a second step, addressed after your inventory portfolio is completed. Call us for further information.

Another service we offer is Property inspections, mainly for the benefit of either the landlord or the tenant of rental property. Information is recorded prior to move-in or immediately after a move-out. Photographs and a Condition of Structure report are provided.

If all of your questions haven't been answered, please call or email us.