Moving Quotes: An Apples to Apples Comparison

MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Whether you are moving your household to a new area in town, or you are taking your business across the country, deciding on the right moving company in San Antonio is key to a successful move. To implement your quote process properly, get 4-5 quotations and after that make an apples to apples assessment. Simply by reviewing your quotes to ensure the comparable inclusions, you'll save money and time, and you will steer clear of any scams or unscrupulous moving charges. Here are a few items to look for when you compare your moving estimations.
 

Weight, Miles, and Time

Examine the details on your quotes to make certain that all of them are for a similar projected weight, distance, number of workers, and projected hours. If you're acquiring quotes for a long-distance move to San Antonio, ensure that you are quoting with a distance moving company and not a moving company who is unable to move goods interstate. Estimations pertaining to quantity of workers as well as hours could differ depending on the business. A few movers will charge a set price for up to a particular number of hours, and after that bill an hourly price per worker for every hour thereafter. This may bring about an expensive increase in your moving costs. Likewise, mileage needs to be plainly revealed and also calculated for all quotations, to be certain that there is no per-mile add-on to the quotation after the fact.

Storage, Insurance, and Additional Services

While comparing your quotations, verify added services which do not appear in all your quotations. It's not possible to make a legitimate apples-to-apples evaluation if one estimate contains packing and supplies, and the others do not. Keep an eye out for all additional add-ons, for example insurance packages, storage time and space, miles and gas. When the many quotations are structured the same way, with the same inclusions, you're less likely to be taken in by a mover who delivers a lower quoted rate and after that nickels and dimes you with hidden fees and extras. When mileage or fuel costs are to be added in, make certain that estimated costs are within the similar range on all quotes.

Other Things to Watch Out For

When analyzing your moving estimates, be suspicious of very high or extremely low quotes. You ought to have an assortment of 4-5 quotations, to offer you a straightforward notion of the average price for your move. If a quotation is significantly lower than the remainder, investigate to make certain that the specifics of that price match the others, and that there are no additional fees, mileage charges, or hourly rate limits which will add to the charge after your move is underway. Similarly, when a quote is significantly more than the rest, make positive they are not overestimating time or miles, and that they haven't added services or products which aren't contained in the other quotes. Verify to be sure that all your moving companies have adhered to any licensing regulations, and that they will be estimating enough manpower to finish the move in a prompt fashion. Don't forget, if an estimate sounds too good to be true, it likely is.

Make Inquiries and Don't Be Reluctant to Request Revisions

If you feel that you are not able to make an accurate assessment for the reason that some or all your quotes have not consistent services, do not be reluctant to reach out to the moving companies with specific modifications to the estimates. It's your move, and it is important that you've got all the information you require to help make the best decision. Ask for a copy of each quote in writing, so that you can easily make side by side comparisons. Make sure that all your quotations have a similar terms. Finally, look at online reviews. Past clients will usually leave good and bad critiques, including information about disguised charges or items they disregarded in their own quotes. Checking the testimonials is a great ultimate step prior to deciding on an estimate.

For additional advice on finding the best moving company in San Antonio for your move, visit A-1 Freeman Moving Group today! We provide long distance and local moving for numerous residential, commercial, and corporate customers. Give us a call today for a quote, and let our knowledgeable staff help you with your upcoming relocation!

 

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