Advisory Board members meet regularly and discuss strategies for the professional advancement of the Home Inventory Profession and the many projects that accompany ringing an entire industry into a new era. The Inventory Institute’s Advisory Board’s main goal is to promote and protect HIPs.
Appointed to the 2011-2012 Advisory Board is New England’s Patrick Martin of Steadfast Home Inventory. Patrick was chosen because of his obvious dedication to the third-party Home Inventory Profession as evidenced by the time he spends creating his internet radio show the “Steadfast Radio Podcast” and by the advice and guidance he selflessly gives new members of the profession. Today’s HIPs are inundated with fraudulent products, services, and false claims. Patrick volunteers much of his time helping new HIPs sort through the validity of the various professional service options.
Growing up in a small town in southern New Hampshire, Patrick was instilled with strong family values. He recognizes that a home is not just four walls and a roof, but a collection of years of memories. In 2006, he realized that insurance was one of several steps home and business owners needed to protect themselves from fire, natural disasters, and burglaries to name a few.
Watching TV late one night, Patrick stumbled upon a news report just a few blocks from his home. They interviewed a local man who had been the 4th victim in a string of burglaries. “I feel like my family has been violated.” he said “what's worse, is that we can't even account for everything that has been taken!” In a moment of clarity, Patrick realized that almost everybody had home insurance, but virtually no one had documentation or proof of what was insured. In that moment, Patrick was hooked on home inventory and Steadfast Home Inventory was born.
Starting with a home inventory of his own house and moving on to family and friends' homes, Patrick is educating New England on the importance of a properly documented home inventory.
Patrick is constantly honing his home inventory craft and continually looking for better ways to make sure that every home and business is protected. He is always looking for the best possible way to keep information secure. A self-proclaimed nerd in the field of technology and security, Patrick is always examining the latest security methods to be implemented into the Home Inventory Industry. Patrick says, “Technology is evolving at such a rapid pace that it's important to keep up with new trends; however, it's also imperative to make sure to not jump at the latest and greatest methods simply because they're new and flashy. Security over all else!”
Having a bachelor’s degree in psychology gives Patrick unique insight into his home inventory business. “Not only is it important that a family be safe, but the comforting feeling of safety is equally important.” Patrick says. “Families trust me to come into their home and document their valuables; I owe it to them and to myself to do it right the first time and keep that information secure.”
Patrick can be reached at SteadfastHomeInventory.com, Patrick@
About The Inventory Institute: The Inventory Institute was founded in 2009 after learning that 40% of the Third Party Inventory Professionals throughout the country claimed to be licensed when there was no industry license in any state. The Inventory Institute provides credentialing, industry standards, uniform education, and a vehicle for peer review and communication for professionals. The Institute also educates the public on the need for Third Party Home and Business Inventory and how to find a qualified, insured professional. The Inventory Institute...educating consumers, setting standards, raising the bar, for the Industry. For more information, contact TheInventoryInstitute.com or 972-UR-PROOF.
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