Everybody collects something. Common collectible items are photographs, event ticket stubs, trip souvenirs, athletes’ trophies … the list goes on and on. The reasons people collect are plentiful as well – for personal enjoyment by seeing their items displayed, creating a history to pass down to their heirs, for investment, competition with other collectors, social interaction by attending swap meets and exchanging information, to name a few.
Keeping these collectibles properly documented is important. For the home inventory professional, knowing the process of documenting a group of items in a specific category of diverse types and values is a benefit to their current service offerings.
Collections are not limited to individuals but also held by businesses and specific market sectors. As such, the collection should be documented in a logically organized repository consisting of photographs, bills of sale, and reference materials that allows for updates of additional information at any time – providing peace of mind for the owner.
In addition to learning processes and procedures to thoroughly document these special items, this course also includes information regarding how insurance plays a role in collecting valuables, how to market a collectibles inventory service, creating additional business through “upselling” this service, and how to price your service properly.
The three modules in this course cover the following topics:
Module 1: Introduction to Collections Inventory Services
- What Is A Collections Inventory?
- The Difference Between Home Inventory and Collections Inventory
- Purposes For Collections Inventories
Module 2: Process Strategies
- Proper Documentation, Storage, and Updates
- Develop Your Strategy
- Challenges You Might Face
- Materials and Tools
Module 3: Monitoring and Identifying Success
- Marketing Your Service
- Partnerships and Alliances
- Pricing Options
- Attention to Detail