Even if you’re familiar with your belongings, you may find it difficult to make an accurate home insurance claim for lost items from memory alone after a disaster. That’s why it’s important to have a home inventory. In the event of theft or loss in a disaster, a home inventory will make it easier to file an insurance claim to recover your losses. At Homeowners Insurance Group, we recommend all Scottsdale, AZ homeowners make an inventory of their personal property.
What is a Home Inventory?
A home inventory is a list of all of your possessions, from designer clothing and shoes to furniture, appliances, and electronics. You should keep receipts after purchasing expensive goods like major appliances or electronics and photograph your possessions to verify they’re in good condition and that you actually own these items. High-end goods such as original artwork, posh jewelry, rare coins, etc. should be appraised to verify their value.
All this information should be kept in a safe location that’s easily accessible along with other important documents.
Benefits of a Home Inventory
In the event of theft or loss in a natural disaster, all you have to do is check your inventory to see what’s missing, destroyed, or lost. Along with your inventory, you’ll have a record of the value of your property and proof of ownership so you can make an accurate insurance claim to recuperate your losses.
Making a home inventory takes time. But in the end, it will pay off by simplifying insurance claims and getting quicker reimbursement results. Your home inventory can even be used to purchase accurate insurance coverage as you’ll have a better idea of all that you own and their value.
Reach Out To Us
For tips on creating a home inventory or assistance in purchasing home insurance coverage, contact Homeowners Insurance Group serving the greater Scottsdale, AZ community.