Moving Quotes: An Apples to Apples Comparison

MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Whether you are moving your family to a new location in town, or you are taking your company across the country, choosing the best moving company in Wichita Falls is key to a successful transfer. To begin your quote process properly, obtain 4-5 rates and after that make an apples to apples contrast. Simply by going over your quotes to ensure the same inclusions, you can save time and money, and you may stay away from any ripoffs or ruthless moving charges. Here are some things to consider while comparing your moving quotations.

Weight, Miles, and Hours

Confirm the parameters of your estimates to ensure that they all are for a similar estimated weight, distance, number of laborers, and also expected hours. If you're obtaining rates for a long-distance move to Wichita Falls, make certain you are quoting with a distance moving company rather than a moving company who can't move items interstate. Computations for number of personnel and also hours may differ dependant upon the business. A few movers bill you a set rate for up to a particular amount of hours, and then charge you a per hour fee per person for every hour thereafter. This could lead to an expensive raise in your moving charges. Likewise, miles needs to be distinctly indicated and calculated for all quotations, to be certain that there isn't any per-mile add-on to the quotation after the fact.

Storage, Insurance, and Additional Services

When comparing your quotations, verify extra services which do not appear in all your quotes. You can't make a legitimate apples-to-apples comparison if one estimate contains packing and materials, and the others don't. Watch out for all other add-ons, which include insurance packages, storage time and space, miles and fuel. When each of the quotations are set up the same way, with the same inclusions, you're less likely to be taken in by a mover who gives a lower estimated rate and after that nickels and dimes you with buried charges and extras. In the event that distance or fuel costs are to be added in, be sure that the provided costs are within the similar range on all estimates.

Other Considerations to Be Aware Of

When going over your moving quotations, be skeptical of very high or suprisingly low estimates. You should have a spread of 4-5 estimates, to give you a straightforward idea of the average charge for your move. When a price is substantially below the others, check to make sure that the parameters of that quotation match the others, and that there are no additional fees, distance expenses, or hourly charge limits which will raise the charge when your move is in progress. Likewise, if a quote is significantly greater than the others, make certain they are not overestimating time or miles, and they haven't incorporated products or services that are not present in the other quotations. Check to make certain that all your moving companies have honored any licensing regulations, and that they will be estimating sufficient manpower to finish the move in a prompt fashion. Bear in mind, if an estimate sounds too good to be true, it likely is.

Make Inquiries and Do not Hesitate to Request Adjustments

If you feel that you aren't able to make a definative assessment because some or all your estimates possess not consistent services, don't be reluctant to reach out to the moving companies with exact adjustments to the quotations. It's your move, and it is crucial that you've got all the details you'll need to make the right selection. Ask for a copy of the quote in writing, so that you can quickly make side by side comparisons. Double check that all your quotes have the same provisions. Last but not least, check reviews online. Previous clients will usually leave positive and negative testimonials, including details about disguised costs or items they overlooked in their own rates. Verifying the testimonials is an excellent last step before you decide on an estimation.

For extra information on finding the optimum moving company in Wichita Falls for your move, check out A-1 Freeman Moving Group today! Our company offers long distance and local moving for a variety of residential, commercial, and corporate customers. Give us a call today for a quote, and allow our experienced staff assist you with your next relocation!


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