Things to Ask When Getting a Moving Estimate
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
1) Which services are extra?
Not a soul enjoys surprises on the subject of moving, particularly if those surprises happen to be in the shape of charges on your bill. A substantial oversight that lots of people make is assuming that everything required is automatically bundled in your moving estimate. Run over each line of the quotation and make sure that you comprehend what is and what's not included and determine that your needs are covered. If anything you require is not included, request it to be included with the estimation. Be sure to accomplish this with every moving company you are interested in using so that you can effectively evaluate quotes.
2) What is the valuation of the goods?
Let's be honest. Professional movers are human beings and regardless of their very best efforts, accidental damage can occur once in a while. Valuation may help address the price of fixing or replacing broken things. A lot of moving companies offer you various levels of valuation for your move with the lowest cost valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for damaged belongings, so ensure that you understand what level of valuation is included in your quote. It may be beneficial to also contact your insurance agent to learn if your things may be protected during your move using your homeowner’s policy.
3) Is this a binding or non-binding estimate?
It’s advisable to obtain either an in-person or video quote so that the moving company estimator is able to see your belongings and estimate their weight and also the amount of cartons that you will need. If you get a binding estimate, it should include all charges and should help to ensure that your price isn't going to exceed the quoted total. If it isn’t something that you and the local moving company estimator have talked about, be sure and ask if the quote is going to be binding or non-binding.
4) What about payment?
It’s imperative that you understand payment timing in addition to acceptable methods. Make sure to check out if you have to put down a deposit. It isn't unheard of for moving companies to need a portion of the overall bill to be paid upon loading with the remainder due once the job is completed. In addition, you’ll want to discover what payment methods the moving company takes. The majority of companies accept credit cards, however some may require a check or cash. When you're paying by check, find out whether or not a personal check can be permitted or if you need a cashier’s check. The last thing you need is to be not prepared and have to go to the bank at the last second, in an definitely hectic time.
We would like you to feel entirely at ease with the selection of moving company, and that's why we invite you to ask as many questions as you wish. If you are prepared to get moving on your move, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group today to ask for an estimate.
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