Our newest course, Structure Inventory, has been developed and now available for members and non-members.
This is the 2nd-most requested topic for 2019’s course development. During a home or business contents inventory project, you might be asked about carpet, flooring, built-in bookcases, attached fixtures, etc. These items are typically not included in a personal property inventory report because they are considered part of the building.
There are times, though, when one needs to have documentation of a commercial or residential building and its fixtures – sometimes as a stand-alone service and other times in addition to a contents inventory. These structure reports detail the condition of the building interior and exterior, as well as additional buildings on the property, along with other structures such as walls and fences. This service is called a Structure Inventory.
In this course, you will receive guidance on how to develop, conduct, and market structure inventory services. Successful completion of Structure Inventory will provide you with 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for those working on achieving their CIS or for those renewing their certification.
Following are the modules and topics included in this course.
Module 1 – Introduction to Structure Inventory Services
- What is a Structure Inventory?
- Purposes of a Structure Inventory
- Structure Inventory Report
Module 2 – Preparing for and Conducting the Inventory
- Preparations Prior to the Visit
- Inventory Equipment – Materials and Tools
- The Inventory Process
- Storage and Updates
Module 3 – Marketing Your Structure Inventory Services
- Marketing Your Services
- Business Affiliations
- Pricing Strategies