How to get the best moving estimate
Getting the best moving estimate possible isn’t just a matter of finding the mover with the best prices. It requires teamwork between you and the moving company to ensure that the estimate you receive is detailed, accurate and reliable. Below are three key things that you can do to help get both you and the moving company working towards the best moving estimate possible:
- Be available for the mover: If you’re the one in charge of the move make sure that you will be available to personally deal with the mover when it comes time to get an estimate. After all, no one knows your home, needs and moving requirements better than you — and the more accurate information that you give, the better your estimate will be. Finally, this is a golden opportunity to really get to know the moving company you’re dealing with.
- Ask plenty of questions: A good estimator from a reliable company will welcome your questions. Prepare a list of questions before the moving company arrives and be sure that they are answered to your satisfaction. By doing this, the moving company will thoroughly understand your needs and will be able to produce an accurate estimate and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that all your bases are covered. If you are interviewing multiple moving companies, be sure to ask the same questions, so you can compare responses.
- Thoroughly review your estimate: To the inexperienced, moving estimates can be confusing. You may receive a non-binding, or binding or binding not to exceed estimate. Make sure you understand which one you have (for more help, read this article) and if you have any questions, speak to the mover before signing — it’s critical that you are comfortable with your estimate.
- BONUS. Ask for advice: If you’ve chosen the right moving partner, they will be more than happy to offer you advice on how to streamline your move. Don’t be afraid to call your representative for tips and other useful information.
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