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 a lot of tasks and also details that must be dealt with. Using a professional mover in Denver will help relieve much of the stress, but where do you even start in choosing the right moving company to suit your needs? It’s important to speak with a number of movers and compare prices before signing an agreement with just any moving company in Denver. Having said that, it usually is more complex than simply giving them a call and requesting what they could charge for your move. Different moving companies provide varied thresholds of service and different services are incorporated into their basic estimate. So, it is very important to examine each and every estimate and take time to comprehend what is and what is not included in them to be able to render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Here are a couple of things to ask as you are collecting and examining moving quotations.

1) Which services are supplemental?

No one enjoys surprises when it comes to moving, particularly if those surprises happen to be in the form of costs on your invoice. A significant blunder that many individuals make is assuming that all you need is actually automatically contained in your moving estimate. Run over each line of the quotation and be sure that you understand what exactly is and what is not contained and determine that your expectations are covered. If perhaps anything you need is not included, ask for it to be added to the estimation. Be certain to accomplish this with each and every moving company in Denver you are interested in choosing to help you effectively assess quotations.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are human beings and despite their best efforts, accidental damage can take place sometimes. Valuation will help cover the expense of mending or replacing harmed belongings. The majority of moving companies offer 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 estimate. It may be beneficial to also contact your insurance agent to learn if your things could be covered during your move using your homeowner’s insurance coverage.

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

It’s best to have either an in-person or video estimate so that the moving company estimator can see your things and approximate how much they weigh and also the number of cartons that you will need. If you get a binding estimate, it should consist of all costs and should help to ensure that the total is not going to exceed the quoted rate. If it is not something that you and the moving company rep have talked about, make certain and ask whether the quote will be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s imperative that you recognize payment timing in addition to allowed methods. Make certain and find 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 accepts. Most companies accept credit cards, however some may require a check or cash. In the event that you are paying by check, find out whether a personal check shall be taken 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 already frantic time.

We would like you to feel completely at ease with your choice of moving company, and that's why we encourage you to ask as many questions as you wish. 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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