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November 27, 2023

Things to Ask When Getting a Moving Estimate

preparing to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to is a big deal. No matter if you're moving down the street or a long distance, there is lots of tasks and also specifics that must be handled. Hiring a professional mover in Little Rock may help reduce a portion of the stress, however where would you even start in choosing the ideal local or long-distance moving company to suit your needs? It’s essential to talk to a number of movers and compare costs prior to signing a binding agreement with just any moving company in Little Rock. Having said that, it is usually more difficult than just giving them a call and inquiring what they would charge for the move. Various local moving companies provide numerous levels of service and different services are contained in their standard quotation. So, it is vital to evaluate every estimate and take time to know what is and what's not contained in them so that you can render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Listed here are a couple of questions you should ask as you are gathering and analyzing moving quotes.

1) Which services are supplemental?

No one wants surprises on the subject of moving, especially when those surprises happen to be in the form of fees on your invoice. A huge blunder that many individuals make is assuming that everything that you need will be automatically included in your moving estimate. Run over each line of the estimate and make sure that you are aware of what exactly is and what's not included and confirm that your requirements are covered. If anything you need is not contained, ask for it to be added to the estimation. Be sure to do this with every moving company in Little Rock you are considering selecting to help you efficiently evaluate quotations.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let's be honest. Professional movers are human and regardless of their optimum attempts, accidental damage can happen sometimes. Valuation will help cover the expense of fixing or replacing harmed belongings. Most moving companies offer numerous levels of valuation for your move with the lowest cost valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken items, so make sure that you understand what level of vaulation is included in the quote. It may be beneficial to also contact your insurance agent to ask if your belongings might be insured throughout your move using your homeowner’s policy.

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

It is advisable to have either an in-person or video quote so that the moving company estimator can see your possessions and approximate their weight and also the number of cartons that you'll need. When you receive a binding estimate, it should contain all costs and should make sure that the rate doesn’t go over the quoted rate. If it is not something you and the local moving company rep have reviewed, be sure and ask whether the quote is going to be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s necessary to understand payment timing as well as allowed methods. Be sure and find out if you need to put down a deposit. It is not unheard of for moving companies in Little Rock to need a percentage of the total invoice to be paid upon loading with the remainder due as soon as the job is completed. In addition, you’ll want to discover what payment methods the moving company in Little Rock accepts. Many companies accept credit cards, however some may require a check or cash. When you're paying by check, find out if a personal check shall be taken or if you need to have a cashier’s check. The last thing you want is to be not prepared and have to go to the bank at the last second, in an already stressful time.

We'd like you to feel completely confident with the selection of moving company, which is the reason we welcome you to ask as many questions as you desire. If you're ready to get started on your move, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock right now to ask for a quote.

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