What Assets Should You Document?

document-fine-art-collectionThe more valuable an asset is, the greater the value in documenting it.

Prime candidates include, but are not limited to, fine art, valuable collections, jewelry, gems, antiques, memorabilia, and luxury items such as airplanes and boats. Archival Property Solutions also thoroughly documents business and investment properties as well as residential structures, their landscapes, and their daily use contents, including amenities, furniture, décor, fixtures, finishes, and other architectural details.

Value, however, is a relative term. In times of family crisis, digital assets such as scans of important documents and records may prove to be more valuable than the material items listed above. These digital assets can include confidential data such as provider contacts and account location with access details as well as the storage location of original documents and materials. It may become critical for family members, advisors and caregivers to be aware of such information in the event of the owner’s incapacitation or death. As a matter of course, these digital assets should also be cataloged for the owner’s protection and for remote collaboration with family members or professional advisors.

Archival Property Solutions will also document other items the owner would want recovered, repaired, replaced or reimbursement for in the event they are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. These assets might include an extensive library of books, a wine collection, musical instruments, electronics, digital media and images, hobby equipment, items of special sentimental value, cherished photo albums and heirlooms pertaining to family history.

An archival property record offers the most value and functionality when it is kept current and complete. For optimal results, the documenting and cataloging of tangible assets—and any subsequent editing or amending of the resulting digital catalog—is best left to experts. Archival Property Solutions has broad experience with property categories and asset classes, and the network reach to refer owners to experienced appraisers and other uniquely qualified professionals when appropriate.

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About Archival Property Solutions, LLC

Archival Property Solutions documents and catalogs the tangible assets of high-net-worth owners for their personal viewing pleasure and support of crucial Family Office and wealth management activities. Clients who have substantial and complex holdings in multiple locations can now keep their catalog of non-financial assets stored securely for private, confidential access via computer, tablet or phone. When maintained with current information, this confidential digital catalog can keep owners and their trusted advisors better informed, enabling them to stay current with professional service objectives and to plan for, protect against, cope with and recover from life’s unexpected events.

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