Home & Estate Archival Services

Home Inventories for Homeowners, Renters & Estates

Every New York City homeowner should have a home inventory. This simple list of property is invaluable when planning a move, starting renovations, renting your home or overseeing a family estate.  Home inventories are indispensable when buying homeowners insurance, because knowing the value of your belongings helps you purchase the right amount of coverage.


But a home inventory with photographs, descriptions and documentation is essential when the unexpected occurs. New York City homeowners face very real urban risks: leaks, floods, fires, smoke damage and theft. Insurance is the obvious first step in protection but it’s not enough. A properly prepared home inventory is your proof and evidence of ownership. It can expedite and simplify the claims process and help insurance adjusters determine the retail replacement value of your property. It makes sense to be proactive and prepared.

 

What We Do

Shelley Diamond Archival Solutions prepares room-by-room home inventories using efficient information gathering methods and flexible software to prepare an inventory customized for you.  We can help you assemble critical documentation about your property and can recommend cloud-based and back-up storage options to enable dependable, easy access to your home inventory in case of emergency.

How It Works

We provide complimentary phone consultations and on-site estimates. Our fees are based on the size of your residence, amount of your personal property, the extent of services you select, and the time involved. We bill at half day and full day rates.

Our Home Inventory Services include:

  • ​​Phone and in-home consultations

  • Photographic documentation

  • Descriptions of your property and valuables

  • Document organization and scanning

  • Backup services

  • Updating services (half-yearly, annual)

  • Training sessions for homeowners who prefer to compile their own home inventories

Download our Homeowners brochure.

We’re committed to the protection and safeguarding of your personal information and adhere to the

Society of American Archivists’ Core Values of Archivists and Code of Ethics for Archivists.  Read More.

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