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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 huge deal. No matter whether you're moving across the street or across the country, there is lots of tasks and specifics which need to be taken care of. Finding a professional mover in El Paso may help ease some of the hassle, however where can you even start in locating the ideal moving company to suit your needs? It’s vital that you talk to a number of movers and compare costs before signing a contract with just any moving company in El Paso. In spite of this, it is usually more complex than simply giving them a call and inquiring what they could charge for your move. Different moving companies have numerous tiers of service and different services are incorporated into their customary estimate. Thus, it is vital to examine each quotation and take the time to know what is and what is not incorporated into them to be able to render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Listed here are several questions you should ask as you're gathering and analyzing moving estimates.

1) Precisely what services are additional?

Nobody enjoys unexpected situations on the subject of moving, especially when those surprises come in the variety of costs on your bill. A huge error that numerous people make is presuming that everything that you need is actually automatically contained in your moving estimate. Look over each line of the quote and ensure that you are aware of precisely what is and what is possibly not incorporated and determine that your requirements are covered. If perhaps anything you need is not included, request it to be added to the estimation. Be sure to repeat this with every moving company in El Paso you are interested in using so you can appropriately evaluate estimates.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are real people and in spite of their optimum attempts, accidental damage sometimes happens sometimes. Valuation can help cover the cost of repairing or replacing harmed belongings. 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 belongings, so make certain you know what level of vaulation is included as part of your quotation. It is advisable to additionally get hold of your insurance agent to ask if your things could be covered throughout your move under your homeowner’s insurance coverage.

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

It is always best to obtain either an in-person or video quotation so the moving company estimator can easily see your items and determine how much they weigh and also the number of boxes that you will need. In the event that you get a binding estimate, it should consist of all costs and should help to ensure that your price isn't going to go over the quoted rate. If it is not something you and the moving company representative have discussed, be sure and ask if the estimate will be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s necessary to know payment timing in addition to allowed methods. Make sure to check out if you need to put down a deposit. It isn't uncommon for moving companies in El Paso to require a portion of the overall invoice to be paid upon loading with the rest due as soon as the job is performed. Additionally, you’ll need to discover what payment methods the moving company in El Paso accepts. Most companies accept credit cards, however some may require a check or cash. When you are paying by check, find out whether a personal check will be taken or if you need to have a cashier’s check. The last thing you need is to be not prepared and have to go to the bank at the last minute, in an already busy time.

We would like you to feel entirely comfortable with your selection of moving company, which is why we welcome you to ask as many questions as you desire. If you are ready to get moving on your move, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso right now to ask for a quote.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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