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 whether you are moving down the street or across the country, there is lots of tasks and also details that have to be handled. Using a professional mover in Denver will help ease much of the stress, but where do you even start in choosing the best moving company to suit your needs? It’s important to talk to several movers and compare costs prior to signing a contract with just any moving company in Denver. However, it usually is more complex than simply giving them a call and requesting what they would charge for your move. Different moving companies provide varied thresholds of service and different services are incorporated into their basic estimate. Therefore, it is very important to look at each and every estimate and take the time to comprehend what is and what is not contained in them to be able to make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. The following are a couple of things to ask as you are gathering and examining moving quotations.

1) Which services are supplemental?

No one likes unexpected situations with regards to moving, particularly if those surprises happen to be in the variety of costs on your invoice. A big blunder that lots of individuals make is presuming that all you need is actually automatically contained in your moving estimate. Run over each line of the quotation and be sure that you comprehend what is and what is not necessarily contained and determine that your expectations are covered. If perhaps anything you require is not included, ask for it to be added to the estimate. Be certain to do this with each and every moving company in Denver you are interested in choosing to help you efficiently assess quotations.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are human beings and despite their best attempts, accidental damage can take place on occasion. Valuation will help cover the expense of mending or replacing harmed belongings. The majority of moving companies provide numerous levels of valuation for your move with the least expensive valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for damaged things, so make certain you know what level of vaulation is included in the quote. It may be beneficial to also speak to your insurance agent to learn if your things could be protected during your move using your homeowner’s insurance coverage.

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

It’s always best to have either an in-person or video estimate so the moving company estimator can see your items and estimate how much they weigh and the quantity of cartons that you'll need. In the event that you get a binding estimate, it should consist of all costs and should make certain that the total is not going to exceed the quoted rate. If it is not something that you and the moving company rep have discussed, make certain and ask whether the quote is binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s imperative that you understand payment timing in addition to allowed methods. Make certain to check out if you have to pay a deposit. It isn't uncommon for moving companies in Denver to require a portion of the overall invoice to be paid upon loading with the rest due once the job has been completed. Additionally, you’ll need to determine what payment methods the moving company in Denver takes. Most companies accept credit cards, however some may require a check or cash. If you're paying by check, find out whether or not a personal check shall be accepted or if you require a cashier’s check. The last thing you want is to be not prepared and have to go to the bank at the last second, in an undoubtedly stressful time.

We would like you to feel totally at ease with your choice of moving company, which is why we welcome you to ask as many questions as you would like. If you are ready to get started on your move, speak to A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver right away to ask for an estimate.


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