Moving Quotes: An Apples to Apples Comparison

MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Regardless of whether you're moving your household to a different area in town, or you are taking your company across the country, deciding on the best moving company in Little Rock is key to a successful relocation. To begin your estimation process correctly, acquire 4-5 estimates and then make an apples to apples assessment. By going over your quotations to confirm the exact inclusions, you can save time and money, and you may avoid any ripoffs or unscrupulous moving charges. Here are a few things to look for when you compare your moving quotations.

Weight, Miles, and Time

Confirm the variables of your quotes to make sure that they all are for the same expected weight, distance, number of laborers, and also predicted hours. If you're acquiring quotes for a long-distance move to Little Rock, make sure that you are quoting with a interstate moving company instead of a moving company who is unable to transfer items interstate. Computations pertaining to amount of staff and hours may differ depending on the organization. Several movers will charge a flat rate for up to a particular number of hours, and after that charge a per hour rate per crew member for every hour after that. This can end in an expensive hike in your moving costs. In addition, distance should be clearly shown and calculated for all quotes, to make certain that there's no per-mile addition to the quote after the fact.

Storage, Insurance, and Additional Services

When comparing your estimates, seek out additional services which do not appear in all your bids. You can't make a valid apples-to-apples assessment if one price contains packing and materials, and the others don't. Be on the lookout for any alternative add-ons, including insurance packages, storage time and space, mileage and gas. If each of the estimates are set up the same way, sticking with the same inclusions, you are less inclined to be taken in by a mover who gives a lower quoted rate and afterwards nickels and dimes you with hidden service fees and extras. In the event that distance or fuel costs are to be added, make certain that quoted charges are within the same range on all estimates.

Other Items to Be Aware Of

When analyzing your moving estimates, be skeptical of quite high or suprisingly low estimates. You ought to have a spread of 4-5 prices, to give you a distinct idea of the average rate for your move. If a rate is significantly below the remainder, check to make sure that the parameters of that quotation match the others, and that there aren't any extra fees, mileage costs, or hourly rate limitations that will increase the price once your move is started. Likewise, if a quote is significantly higher than the others, make positive they are not overestimating time or distance, and they have not incorporated services that are not found in the other estimates. Check to ensure that all your moving companies have honored any licensing polices, and that they are estimating sufficient manpower to finish the move in a timely fashion. Don't forget, if an estimate sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Make Inquiries and Don't Hesitate to Request Revisions

If you feel that you aren't capable of making an accurate assessment because several or all your quotes have contradictory services, you needn't be worried to reach out to the moving companies with detailed adjustments to the quotes. It's your move, and it is vital that you have all the information you require in order to make the best selection. Ask for a copy of every estimate in writing, so that you can quickly make comparisons. Make sure that all your estimates have the same stipulations. Last but not least, look at online reviews. Past customers will often leave positive and negative critiques, which includes specifics of disguised expenses or things they ignored in their own estimates. Looking at the reviews is an excellent ultimate step before you decide on an estimate.

For extra tips on finding the right moving company in Little Rock for your move, check out A-1 Freeman Moving Group today! We provide long distance and local moving for various residential, commercial, and corporate customers. Give us a call today for a quotation, and allow our experienced staff help you with your future move!


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