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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 big deal. No matter if you're moving next door or a fair distance, there is lots of tasks and particulars that must be taken care of. Using a professional mover in Colorado Springs can help reduce a portion of the hassle, but where does one even start in choosing the right moving company for your needs? It’s necessary to speak with several movers and compare prices before you sign an agreement with just any moving company in Colorado Springs. Having said that, it can be more intricate than simply calling them and asking what they would charge for your move. Various moving companies provide numerous levels of service and various services are included in their standard quotation. Therefore, it is crucial to check each estimate and take the time to understand what is and what is not included in them to enable you to render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. The following are a few questions you should ask as you're collecting and analyzing moving quotes.

1) Which services are supplemental?

Not a soul likes unexpected surprises with regards to moving, particularly when those surprises happen to be in the form of fees on your bill. A significant blunder that numerous people make is thinking that everything you need is automatically contained in your moving estimate. Run over each and every line of the quotation and be sure that you understand what is and what's possibly not included and confirm that your expectations are covered. If perhaps anything you require is not contained, ask for it to be added onto the estimation. Be certain to do this with every moving company in Colorado Springs you are interested in hiring to help you appropriately compare quotations.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are human beings and regardless of their best attempts, accidental damage can occur sometimes. Valuation may help address the price of mending or replacing broken things. A lot of moving companies offer different levels of valuation for your move with the lowest cost valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for damaged items, so ensure that you know what level of vaulation is included in your quote. It may be beneficial to also contact your insurance agent to learn if your things could be protected during your move using your homeowner’s policy.

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

It is advisable to obtain either an in-person or video quote so your moving company estimator can see your items and estimate how much they weigh as well as the amount of boxes that you may need. In the event that you obtain a binding estimate, it should contain all charges and should make certain that the price is not going to go over the quoted total. If it is not something that you and the moving company representative have talked about, be sure and ask if the estimate is going to be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is necessary to know payment timing as well as acceptable methods. Make sure to check out if you need to put down a deposit. It is not unusual for moving companies in Colorado Springs to need a percentage of the overall invoice to be paid upon loading with the remainder due after the job has been executed. In addition, you’ll need to determine what payment methods the moving company in Colorado Springs accepts. Most companies accept credit cards, however some may require a check or cash. If you're paying by check, ask if a personal check shall be taken or if you need a cashier’s check. The last thing you want is to be not prepared and have to go to the bank at the last second, in an already stressful time.

We want you to feel totally at ease with your choice of moving company, which is the reason we invite you to ask as many questions as you wish. If you are ready to get going on your move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs right now to request 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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