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 a lot of work and also details that have to be taken care of. Finding a professional mover in Houston can help reduce some of the strain, however where would you even start in locating the right moving company to suit your needs? It’s important to speak with several movers and do a price comparison before you sign a contract with just any moving company in Houston. However, it is usually more difficult than merely giving them a call and inquiring what they will charge for the move. Various moving companies have different tiers of service and different services are incorporated into their standard quotation. Thus, it is very important to evaluate each estimate 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 gathering and reviewing moving quotes.

1) Precisely what services are supplemental?

Nobody enjoys 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 automatically included in your moving estimate. Go over each and every line of the estimate and make sure that you understand what exactly is and what is possibly not contained and confirm that your needs are covered. If anything you need is not included, ask for it to be added to the estimation. Be certain to repeat this with each and every moving company in Houston you are considering selecting so you can correctly evaluate 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 handle the cost of mending or replacing damaged items. Most 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 make sure that you understand what level of vaulation is included as part of your quote. It is advisable to also contact your insurance agent to learn if your belongings may 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 that the moving company estimator can see your items and approximate how much they weigh and also 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 rate. If it isn’t something that you and the moving company rep have talked about, make certain and ask if the estimate is binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is important to know payment timing and also 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 overall bill to be paid upon loading with the rest due once the job is executed. Additionally, 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. If you're paying by check, ascertain whether a personal check will be accepted or if you need a cashier’s check. The last thing you prefer is to be not really prepared and have to run to the bank at the last minute, in an definitely frantic 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 would like. If you're ready to get moving on your move, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston today to request a quote.


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