How to Obtain Accurate Moving Quotes
The first rule when looking for a moving company is to narrow the list to the companies that are already popular and therefore more reputable. Cheaper, less trustworthy moving companies can end up being much more expensive when the whole moving is done. These low-priced firms often prove to be scams, as their moving quotes aren’t very accurate, this leading to much higher prices than they specified at the beginning of the job.
When choosing a price package you must carefully read the list of services you are paying for and opt for an offer that best suits your needs. Companies will want you to pick one of the most expensive packages, but some of their services might be completely unnecessary to you. Attention, don’t overwhelm yourself with more tasks than you can carry just to save some money, you can easily end up creating a nightmare for you and your family.
Another thing to consider at a moving company, before hiring one, is an accurate plan for any unfortunate disputes that may occur during relocation. Many firms claim they have a dispute plan but avoid sharing it with the costumer in writing. Stay away from this kind of companies. If your possessions suffer any damage during transportation, the company will not take responsibility.
The main criteria to estimate a relocating price are the distance between your old and new home, the total weight of your belongings and the additional services that you opt for.
Moving companies generally use two options for quotes: binding and non-binding. When binding quote is used, price is estimated only after a visit by the company’s employers. They make a list of all the items you would like to transport, including their weight. This allows them to approximate a fee, which could seem higher than expected, but it will be much closer to the real price than then other type of companies would suggest.
Non-binding estimates are made according to your descriptions, the company thus giving you a quote over the telephone and not coming to your home or office to write everything down in official documents. The quotes will probably change at the end of the relocation, when the goods weights are measured and price will go higher when comparing it to the one offered by a company that offers a binding quote.