Home Inventory Service

By on Jan 19, 2012

I remember the first time I had to tell a homeowners client who had a fire that they would have to provide an inventory list of all the items that were destroyed to the insurance company adjuster as part of the claims process. Like most people, they had never created an inventory and had no idea where to start.

There are a number of Internet-based home inventory services available that allow clients to track their “stuff.” Archive Your Home is one example, but with a nice twist. It is a web-based home inventory system specifically designed for P&C agents to provide to their homeowners and renter insurance clients as a free service for doing business with the agency.

Once signed up, the agency receives a unique website link so you can brand the service with your own agency logo and contact information, which a client will see each time they log in. Individual producers and/or CSAs can also be added and their contact information will display on the client screen.

Once a client creates an account on the agency-branded site, they can add individual items to their personal inventory. They can also upload pictures of entire rooms or individual items to the secure platform.

In addition, agents are able to generate a summary dollar report (but not individual items) on their clients’ total assets, which they can then use to speak with them about policy coverage amounts.

The monthly cost of the service is based on the number of clients using it and starts at $10 per month for up to 25 clients. Providing this service (and promoting it) can help set you apart from other agents.

Archive Your Home

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