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November 27, 2023

Things to Ask When Getting a Moving Estimate

preparing to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to is a major deal. No matter if you are moving across the street or a fair distance, there is a lot of work and details that need to be handled. Hiring a professional mover in Wichita Falls can help alleviate a portion of the hassle, but where do you even start in locating the best local or long-distance moving company for your needs? It’s vital that you talk to numerous movers and compare costs before signing an agreement with just any moving company in Wichita Falls. In spite of this, it usually is more difficult than merely giving them a call and inquiring what they will charge for the move. Various local moving companies have numerous degrees of service and different services are incorporated into their standard estimate. Therefore, it is crucial to examine each quote and spend some time to know what is and what is not included in them to be able to render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Listed here are a few questions to ask as you're collecting and examining moving estimates.

1) Which services are supplemental?

Nobody wants unexpected situations when it comes to moving, especially when those surprises are in the variety of charges on your invoice. A significant blunder that lots of individuals make is assuming that all you need will be automatically bundled in your moving estimate. Look over each and every line of the quotation and ensure that you understand precisely what is and what's not included and determine that your needs are covered. In the event that anything you need to have is not incorporated, request it to be added to the estimate. Be sure to do this with every moving company in Wichita Falls you are looking at hiring so you can properly compare quotes.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let's be honest. Professional movers are human beings and regardless of their optimum intentions, accidental damage can take place sometimes. Valuation will help cover the expense of fixing or replacing harmed things. The majority of moving companies offer various levels of valuation for your move with the lowest cost valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken items, so ensure that you understand what level of vaulation is included in your quote. It is a good idea to additionally speak to your insurance agent to learn if your stuff could be insured during your move using your homeowner’s insurance policy.

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

It’s always best to have either an in-person or video quote so your moving company estimator can easily see your items and determine their weight and also the quantity of cartons that you'll need. If you get a binding estimate, it should consist of all costs and should make certain that the total doesn’t exceed the quoted total. If it isn’t something you and the local moving company estimator have discussed, make sure and ask whether the quote will be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s necessary to understand payment timing as well as acceptable methods. Be sure and find out if you need to put down a deposit. It is not unusual for moving companies in Wichita Falls to need a portion of the overall bill to be paid upon loading with the remainder due as soon as the job has been performed. Furthermore, you’ll want to discover what payment methods the moving company in Wichita Falls accepts. Most companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. In the event that you're paying by check, find out if a personal check can be accepted or if you need to have a cashier’s check. The last thing you want is to be unprepared and have to drive to the bank at the last second, in an definitely hectic time.

We'd like you to feel totally confident with your selection of moving company, which is the reason we welcome you to ask as many questions as you desire. If you're ready to get started on your move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls right away to ask for an estimate.

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