When you get a moving quote, do you know what you’ll really be getting? A man with a van or a complete professional moving team, armed with all of the necessities? Look closely at your quotes and compare market offerings to ensure you’re getting a good value and not just a cheap price. Here are a few tips to consider when procuring and comparing quotes:
#1 Free or obligational?
Some companies offer free quotes; others are obligational. A free quote is one based on the pre-estimated weight/volume of your belongings, while obligational involves a fixed price. When contacting moving companies, make sure you ask about the type of quote you are receiving and take notes so that you won’t miss an important detail.
#2 Calculate the distance
One of the most important factors of a move is the distance to your new home. The distance will determine the cost to a certain extent. Make sure you ask the moving companies you contact how much they charge per mile. You should pay particular attention to those price—oftentimes, the combination of distance and weight/volume of your belongings will give you the final bill. There are several online tools you can use to calculate the distance of your move—including Google Maps. Compare your distance results with the quotes from different companies to see if they match.
#3 Additional services
In most moving situations, you won’t need to consider charges for additional services. If you’re moving items including antiques, art, delicate possessions or musical instruments that require special handling, however, you may need to pay additional fees. Keep in mind that packing and storage services from moving companies may also involve additional costs, but may be a lifesaver in complex moves.
When comparing quotes, take the time to do your research and choose the company suitable to your budget and moving needs. At H2H Movers, we strive to be transparent when it comes to pricing, and you can count on above-and-beyond assistance from our professional movers.