Moving Quotes: An Apples to Apples Comparison
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Weight, Miles, and Time
Look into the details on your quotes to make certain that all of them are for a similar projected weight, distance, number of personnel, and projected hours. If you're acquiring quotes for a long-distance move to Dallas, make sure that you are quoting with a distance moving company and not a moving company who is unable to move items interstate. Estimations pertaining to quantity of workers as well as hours could differ based on the business. A few movers charge you a set price for up to a certain number of hours, and after that charge an hourly price per worker for every hour thereafter. This may bring about an expensive increase in your moving costs. Likewise, distance needs to be plainly indicated and also calculated for all quotations, to be certain that there is no per-mile add-on to the quote 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 valid 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, such as insurance packages, storage time and space, miles and gas. If the many quotations are structured the same way, with the exact same inclusions, you're less likely to be taken in by a mover who delivers a low quoted rate and then nickels and dimes you with hidden charges and extras. If mileage or fuel costs are to be added in, be sure that the quoted rates are in the similar range on all quotes.
Other Things to Watch Out For
When examining your moving estimates, be suspicious of very high or really 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 rate is significantly lower than the remainder, investigate to make certain that the specifics of that price match the others, and that there aren't any additional fees, mileage charges, or hourly charge limits that will add to the charge after your move is underway. Likewise, when a quotation is significantly more than the rest, make positive they are not overestimating time or miles, and that they haven't included products or services which aren't contained in the other quotes. Check to make certain 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 comparison for the reason that some or all your quotes have not consistent services, don't be reluctant to reach out to the moving companies with exact modifications to the quotes. It's your move, and it is important that you have all the information you require to help make the best decision. Ask for a copy of each quote in writing, so that you can quickly make side by side comparisons. Double check that all your quotations have the same terms. Lastly, 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. Looking at the testimonials is a good ultimate step prior to deciding on an estimate.
For more advice on finding the right moving company in Dallas 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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