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're moving across the street or across the country, there is a lot of work as well as particulars that must be handled. Finding a professional mover in Little Rock may help reduce a portion of the stress, but where would you even start in locating the right moving company for your requirements? It is essential to speak with several movers and compare costs prior to signing an agreement with just any moving company in Little Rock. However, it usually is more intricate than merely calling them and inquiring what they could charge for your move. Various moving companies have varied thresholds of service and various services are incorporated into their customary quotation. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate each and every quote and take the time to understand what is and what is not incorporated into them to enable you to make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Here are a few questions you should ask as you're accumulating and going over moving quotations.

1) What services are supplemental?

Nobody enjoys surprises with regards to moving, especially when those surprises are in the variety of charges on your bill. A substantial mistake that numerous people make is assuming that all you need will be automatically included in your moving estimate. Go over each and every line of the quote and make sure that you understand what is and what is possibly not incorporated and verify that your requirements are covered. If anything you need is not contained, ask for it to be included with the quote. Be certain to accomplish this with every moving company in Little Rock you are interested in selecting in order to correctly compare quotations.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let's be honest. Professional movers are human beings and in spite of their very best attempts, accidental damage sometimes happens from time to time. Valuation may help handle the price of repairing or replacing damaged belongings. The majority of 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 items, so ensure that you know what level of vaulation is included as part of your quote. It may be beneficial to also speak to your insurance agent to learn if your belongings may be protected throughout your move under your homeowner’s insurance policy.

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

It is always best to obtain either an in-person or video estimate so that the moving company estimator can see your items and estimate their weight and also the number of cartons that you may need. In the event that you obtain a binding estimate, it should consist of all costs and should help to ensure that the rate does not exceed the quoted rate. If it is not something you and the moving company rep have discussed, make sure and ask if the estimate is binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s imperative that you understand payment timing as well as acceptable 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 after the job is performed. In addition, you’ll want to find out what payment methods the moving company in Little Rock takes. The majority of companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. If you happen to be paying by check, find out if a personal check will be permitted or if you need a cashier’s check. The last thing you need 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 would like. If you are ready to get moving on your move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock today to obtain a quote.


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