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're moving next door or a long distance, there's a lot of work and particulars which need to be handled. Finding a professional mover in Oklahoma City can help alleviate much of the stress, but where do you even start in choosing the best moving company to suit your needs? It is important to speak with a number of movers and compare costs prior to signing a binding agreement with just any moving company in Oklahoma City. In spite of this, it usually is more complicated than simply giving them a call and requesting what they would charge for your move. Various moving companies provide different tiers of service and various services are incorporated into their customary quotation. Therefore, it is very important to analyze each and every quote and spend some time to understand what is and what is not incorporated into them so that you can make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. The following are a couple of questions to ask as you're collecting and analyzing moving estimates.

1) What services are extra?

No one enjoys unexpected surprises when it comes to moving, especially when those surprises happen to be in the shape of charges on your invoice. A significant oversight that many people make is presuming that everything required is automatically bundled in your moving estimate. Go over every line of the estimate and be sure that you are aware of precisely what is and what's not contained and verify that your needs are covered. If perhaps anything you need to have is not contained, request for it to be added onto the quote. Be certain to repeat this with each and every moving company in Oklahoma City you are considering hiring to help you effectively evaluate estimates.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let's be honest. Professional movers are human and regardless of their very best attempts, accidental damage can occur sometimes. Valuation can help cover the expense of mending or replacing harmed items. Most moving companies offer you various levels of valuation for your move with the least expensive valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken belongings, so make certain you know what amount of vaulation is included as part of your quote. It is a good idea to additionally get hold of your insurance agent to learn if your things may be covered during your move under your homeowner’s policy.

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

It is advisable to have either an in-person or video quote so that the moving company estimator can see your items and determine their weight and also the amount of boxes that you'll need. When you obtain a binding estimate, it should contain all charges and should make sure that the total doesn’t go over the quoted total. If it isn’t something you and the moving company representative have discussed, make sure and ask whether the estimate is going to be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is necessary to understand payment timing as well as allowed methods. Make certain and find out if you have to put down a deposit. It isn't unheard of for moving companies in Oklahoma City to require a portion of the full invoice to be paid upon loading with the remainder due after the job has been performed. Additionally, you’ll want to determine what payment methods the moving company in Oklahoma City takes. Many companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. If you are paying by check, ask whether a personal check shall be taken or if you need to have a cashier’s check. The last thing you need is to be unprepared and have to go to the bank at the last minute, in an undoubtedly hectic time.

We want you to feel entirely at ease with your choice of moving company, and that's why we encourage you to ask as many questions as you wish. If you are ready to get going on your move, speak to A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City right now to request a quote.


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