House to Home Relocation interview on April 13, 2011 with Ronica R. Tucker — President
and Founder of Asset Registry USA—a company that documents personal property for clients.
l. What does Asset Registry do?
Asset Registry creates a customized permanent record of personal property for ease of
insurance disputes and claims, estate planning and heir designation, documentation of
sentimental items and the stories behind them, and estate valuations for divorce, bankruptcy
and probate matters.
2. Who does Asset Registry serve?
Asset Registry serves families with a senior in transition; maybe a senior is contemplating a
move to an assisted living facility or has decided to downsize. We serve homeowners who are
worried about storm damage to their property and the headache of trying to prove to the
insurance company what they own and how much it’s worth. We serve professionals who need
to make their case with objective information on personal property condition, location, value,
intended heirs etc.
3. What are the benefits to your services?
Asset Registry is such a diverse and dynamic service. It allows you to protect your investments
by having proof of ownership and value of your personal property readily available for speedy
and accurate insurance claims and to expedite transfer of assets and estate claims. You can
preserve your heritage by recording a permanent legacy for your family and heirs. There is a
certain amount of peace of mind that comes with having a detailed, professional inventory of
your assets stored safely outside your home. It allows you to simplify your life by having a
changeable, detailed listing of what you own available when you need it, whether that is for
insurance purposes, estate planning, estate valuation, tax issues, moving, legal issues, or other
reasons. Of course there is the benefit of saving time and money. Your time is valuable and
should be spent on other priorities. By having a professional provide Asset Registry services,
you’ll save time and ultimately money if/when a dispute arises concerning your property.
4. How does Asset Registry price its services? How is the information secured?
Services are typically based on square footage of the home and the time it takes to build a
portfolio. Property owners, with many collectibles, that want each individual piece documented
can expect for the Asset Registry process to take longer than for a property documented strictly
for insurance protection. A great thing to remember is that once we give you a quote, we will
never come back and ask for more, no matter how long it takes us. We also make payment
arrangements for those on a strict budget. The information is encrypted, password protected, and backed up daily on secure servers.
5. What makes Asset Registry different from other companies that may provide similar
Asset Registry has exclusive rights and use of the Asset Registry System (ARS). The ARS is
technology that allows for secure, encrypted storage of information for all clients. Competitors
usually create a CD whereby the information is stored on their own personal computer…scary.
The ARS creates custom reports on any of the information it has. For example, families can
actually have a complete listing of their property by its value, the names of the intended heirs,
even the color and type of jewelry.
If a client experiences a loss by way of storm, theft or other situation, Asset Registry can, with
the click of a button, send information to law enforcement, family advisors, insurance
Ronica Tucker is President and Founder, Asset Registry, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida.
www.assetregistryUSA.com. Asset Registry personnel are bonded and insured for a client’s
protection. The company is accredited with the Better Business Bureau, a member of the
Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, and a member of the Largo/Mid Pinellas Chamber of