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 if you are moving next door or a fair distance, there is lots of work as well as details that must be dealt with. Hiring a professional mover in Little Rock may help reduce some of the stress, but where does one even start in locating the best moving company for your requirements? It is essential to speak with a number of movers and compare prices before signing an agreement with just any moving company in Little Rock. Having said that, it usually is more difficult than merely calling them and inquiring what they could charge for your move. Various moving companies have varied degrees of service and various services are incorporated into their conventional quote. Therefore, it is very important to check each and every quote and take time to understand what is and what is not incorporated into them to enable you to make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Here are several questions to ask as you're accumulating and going over moving quotations.

1) What services are supplemental?

Nobody likes unexpected situations with regards to moving, especially when those surprises come in the variety of charges on your bill. A substantial mistake that numerous people make is assuming that everything that you need will be automatically bundled in your moving estimate. Look over each line of the estimate and make sure that you understand what is and what is possibly not incorporated and verify that your needs are covered. In the event that anything you require is not contained, request it to be included with the quote. Be certain to do this with every moving company in Little Rock you are interested in selecting so that you can correctly evaluate quotations.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let's be honest. Professional movers are human and despite their very best attempts, accidental damage sometimes happens from time to time. Valuation may help cover the price of repairing or replacing damaged belongings. Most moving companies offer you various levels of valuation for your move with the least expensive valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken belongings, so ensure that you know what level of vaulation is included as part of your quote. It is a good idea to also speak to your insurance agent to learn if your belongings might be covered throughout your move under your homeowner’s insurance policy.

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

It is best to obtain either an in-person or video estimate so the moving company estimator can see your things and estimate their weight and the number of cartons that you may need. If you obtain a binding estimate, it should consist of all costs and should make certain that the rate isn't going to surpass the quoted rate. If it is not something you and the moving company representative have talked about, make sure and ask if the estimate will be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s imperative that you understand payment timing as well as accepted methods. Make certain and determine if you need to pay a deposit. It isn't unusual for moving companies in Little Rock to require a portion of the full bill to be paid upon loading with the rest due as soon as the job is completed. In addition, you’ll want to discover what payment methods the moving company in Little Rock takes. Most companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. If you happen to be paying by check, ascertain if a personal check shall be permitted or if you require a cashier’s check. The last thing you want is to be unprepared and have to go to the bank at the last minute, during an undoubtedly busy time.

We'd like you to feel entirely confident with your choice of moving company, and that's why we invite you to ask as many questions as you wish. If you are ready to get moving on your move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock right now to obtain a quote.


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