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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 major deal. No matter whether you are moving down the street or across the country, there is a lot of tasks and also specifics that need to be dealt with. Hiring a professional mover in San Antonio may help alleviate much of the hassle, but where does one even begin in locating the ideal moving company for your requirements? It’s essential to speak with numerous movers and compare prices before signing an agreement with just any moving company in San Antonio. However, it is usually more difficult than just calling them and inquiring what they would charge for the move. Various moving companies have varied thresholds of service and various services are contained in their basic quotation. Therefore, it is vital to analyze each and every quote and spend some time to determine what is and what's not incorporated into them to enable you to make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. The following are a few questions you should ask as you are accumulating and analyzing moving quotations.

1) Precisely what services are extra?

Not a soul enjoys unexpected situations when it comes to moving, particularly when those surprises happen to be in the variety of charges on your invoice. A huge blunder that numerous individuals make is assuming that all you need is automatically contained in your moving estimate. Run over each line of the quotation and ensure that you are aware of what is and what is possibly not contained and verify that your requirements are covered. If anything you need to have is not incorporated, ask for it to be added onto the quote. Be sure to do this with each and every moving company in San Antonio you are looking at selecting in order to correctly evaluate quotes.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are real people and regardless of their very best efforts, accidental damage sometimes happens on occasion. Valuation will help address the price of fixing or replacing broken 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 items, so make certain you understand what amount of vaulation is included as part of your estimate. It is a good idea to additionally speak to your insurance agent to learn if your things may be protected throughout your move using your homeowner’s insurance coverage.

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

It’s advisable to have either an in-person or video quote so your moving company estimator can see your things and estimate their weight and the amount of cartons that you will need. When you get a binding estimate, it should consist of all costs and should make sure that your rate doesn’t exceed the quoted rate. If it is not something you and the moving company rep have reviewed, make sure and ask if the estimate is going to be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is necessary to recognize payment timing in addition to allowed methods. Make certain to check out if you have to put down a deposit. It is not unheard of for moving companies in San Antonio to need a portion of the overall invoice to be paid upon loading with the remainder due after the job is executed. Additionally, you’ll need to discover what payment methods the moving company in San Antonio will accept. The majority of companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. When you are paying by check, find out whether or not a personal check will be permitted or if you require a cashier’s check. The last thing you prefer is to be not prepared and have to go to the bank at the last minute, in an definitely stressful time.

We would like you to feel completely at ease with the selection of moving company, which is the reason we encourage you to ask as many questions as you would like. If you are prepared to get moving on your move, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio right away to obtain an estimate.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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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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