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April 14, 2021

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 big deal. No matter if you are moving next door or across the country, there is lots of tasks and specifics which need to be taken care of. Hiring a professional mover in Denver will help reduce much of the stress, however where do you even begin in locating the best moving company to suit your needs? It is vital that you consult a number of movers and do a price comparison before you sign an agreement with just any moving company in Denver. In spite of this, it usually is more intricate than simply calling them and asking what they could charge for the move. Various moving companies have got numerous degrees of service and different services are contained in their conventional quotation. So, it is crucial to check each quote and take the time to understand what is and what is not incorporated into them to enable you to render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Here are several questions to ask as you're gathering and reviewing moving quotes.

1) Precisely what services are additional?

Nobody likes unexpected surprises on the subject of moving, especially when those surprises come in the form of charges on your bill. A substantial error that many individuals make is presuming that everything you need will be automatically included in your moving estimate. Run over each line of the quote and ensure that you comprehend precisely what is and what is not included and verify that your requirements are covered. In the event that anything you require is not contained, ask for it to be added to the estimate. Be certain to accomplish this with each and every moving company in Denver you are considering hiring so that you can correctly evaluate quotations.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are real people and regardless of their optimum efforts, accidental damage can happen on occasion. Valuation can help cover the cost of repairing or replacing damaged belongings. A lot of moving companies provide numerous levels of valuation for your move with the least expensive valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken things, so make certain you know what level of vaulation is included in the quotation. It may be beneficial to additionally get hold of your insurance agent to learn if your stuff may be insured throughout your move using your homeowner’s insurance policy.

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

It’s best to have either an in-person or video quote so that the moving company estimator is able to see your things and estimate their weight and the number of cartons that you will need. When you obtain a binding estimate, it should consist of all charges and should make certain that your rate isn't going to exceed the quoted rate. If it is not something you and the moving company rep have reviewed, make sure and ask whether the quote is binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is necessary to know payment timing as well as accepted methods. Be sure to check out if you need to pay a deposit. It isn't out of the ordinary for moving companies in Denver to need a percentage of the overall bill to be paid upon loading with the rest due as soon as the job has been executed. Furthermore, you’ll want to find out what payment methods the moving company in Denver will accept. Many companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. If you happen to be paying by check, find out whether or not a personal check will be taken 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, in an definitely frantic time.

We want you to feel completely at ease with the selection of moving company, and that's why we invite you to ask as many questions as you wish. If you are prepared to get moving on your move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver right now to obtain a quote.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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