Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
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 big deal. No matter whether you are moving down the street or across the country, there's a lot of work and specifics that need to be attended to. Finding a professional mover in Oklahoma City can help alleviate a portion of the stress, but where does one even start in finding the best local or long-distance moving company for your needs? It is important to talk to several movers and compare prices before signing a contract with just any moving company in Oklahoma City. In spite of this, it can be more intricate than simply giving them a call and asking what they will charge for the move. Different local moving companies provide numerous degrees of service and different services are included in their customary quotation. Therefore, it is very important to check each estimate and spend some time to comprehend what is and what's not contained in them to enable you to make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Here are several questions to ask when you are gathering and analyzing moving estimates.

1) Which services are additional?

Not a soul enjoys unexpected surprises with regards to moving, especially when those surprises come in the shape of charges on your bill. A massive blunder that lots of individuals make is presuming that everything required will be automatically included in your moving estimate. Look over every line of the quotation and ensure that you comprehend what is and what is possibly not incorporated and verify that your expectations are covered. In the event that anything you need to have is not included, ask for it to be added to the estimate. Be certain to repeat this with each and every moving company in Oklahoma City you are considering selecting so you can properly evaluate estimates.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are real people and in spite of their very best efforts, accidental damage can take place on occasion. Valuation will help cover the cost of fixing or replacing broken things. Most moving companies offer you numerous levels of valuation for your move with the least expensive valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken belongings, so make sure that you know what amount of vaulation is included in the quote. It is advisable to also get hold of your insurance agent to find out if your belongings might be insured throughout your move using your homeowner’s insurance policy.

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

It is advisable to obtain either an in-person or video quotation so your moving company estimator is able to see your possessions and approximate their weight and also the amount of cartons that you may need. If you get a binding estimate, it should contain all costs and should help to ensure that the total isn't going to exceed the quoted rate. If it isn’t something you and the local moving company representative have reviewed, make certain and ask if the quote is going to be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s imperative that you know payment timing in addition to accepted methods. Make certain to check out if you have to put down a deposit. It is not out of the ordinary for moving companies in Oklahoma City to require a portion of the overall invoice to be paid upon loading with the remainder due after the job has been performed. In addition, you’ll want to discover what payment methods the moving company in Oklahoma City will accept. The majority of companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. In the event that you're paying by check, ask if a personal check will be accepted or if you require a cashier’s check. The last thing you want is to be not prepared and have to drive to the bank at the last minute, during an undoubtedly hectic time.

We'd like you to feel entirely at ease with your choice of moving company, and that's why we invite you to ask as many questions as you desire. If you're ready to get started on your move, speak to A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City today to ask for a quote.

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