Questions to Ask When Getting a Moving Quote

Getting a quote for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to is a major deal. No matter whether you are moving down the street or across the country, there is lots of work and also particulars that must be taken care of. Hiring a professional mover in Houston can help reduce some of the strain, however where does one even start in finding the right moving company to suit your needs? It’s important to speak with a number of movers and do a price comparison before you sign an agreement with just any moving company in Houston. However, it is usually more intricate than merely giving them a call and asking what they will charge for the move. Various moving companies have got numerous tiers of service and different services are incorporated into their standard quotation. Thus, it is very important to check every quote and spend some time to comprehend what is and what's not contained in them to enable you to make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Here are a couple of questions you should ask as you are collecting and reviewing moving quotes.
 

1) What services are supplemental?

No one likes unexpected surprises with regards to moving, particularly if those surprises are in the shape of charges on your invoice. A big oversight that numerous individuals make is assuming that everything that you need is actually automatically included in your moving estimate. Go over each and every line of the quote and make sure that you understand what exactly is and what is possibly not included and confirm that your requirements are covered. If anything you need is not included, ask for it to be included with the estimate. Be certain to repeat this with each and every moving company in Houston you are considering selecting so you can correctly compare estimates.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are real people and regardless of their optimum attempts, accidental damage can take place sometimes. Valuation will help cover the cost of mending or replacing damaged things. The majority of moving companies provide various levels of valuation for your move with the lowest cost valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken things, so ensure that you understand what level of vaulation is included in your estimate. It is advisable to also speak to your insurance agent to learn if your belongings might be insured during your move using your homeowner’s insurance policy.

3) Is this a binding or non-binding quotation?

It is always best to obtain either an in-person or video estimate so the moving company estimator can see your things and approximate how much they weigh and the amount of boxes that you will need. When you get a binding estimate, it should contain all costs and should make certain that the total does not exceed the quoted price. If it isn’t something that you and the moving company representative have discussed, make certain and ask if the estimate is binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is important to know payment timing as well as acceptable methods. Be sure to check out if you have to put down a deposit. It isn't out of the ordinary for moving companies in Houston to need a portion of the total bill to be paid upon loading with the rest due once the job is executed. Furthermore, you’ll need to discover what payment methods the moving company in Houston will accept. The majority of companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. In the event that you are paying by check, find out whether a personal check will be taken or if you require a cashier’s check. The last thing you prefer is to be not really prepared and have to drive to the bank at the last minute, in an definitely stressful time.

We'd like you to feel entirely at ease with your selection of moving company, which is why we invite you to ask as many questions as you wish. If you're ready to get moving on your move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston today to ask for a quote.

 

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