Making a move can be a stressful experience, and it's important to do your homework to ensure you get the best deal. We recommend that you get quotes from at least three moving companies in your area to compare prices and spot any potential red flags. However, gathering more quotes can provide you with even more information. When it comes to local moves, companies usually don't charge for gas consumption.
However, if you're moving in a congested city or metropolitan area, the company may offer different rates. Generally, anything within 50 miles or less of your original location qualifies as a local move. Companies often provide quotes on hourly rates or fixed rates for local moves of less than three hours. Relocation professionals suggest that you request quotes from at least three moving companies before making a decision.
A binding estimate has its advantages, as it guarantees that the price won't change at the last minute (unless the company overcharges you at the beginning). To make sure you're getting a fair binding estimate, it's best to get quotes from several moving companies and compare them. Another benefit of choosing a binding budget is that if your belongings exceed the estimated weight, you won't have to worry about paying extra. This peace of mind is attractive to many people who are moving.
It's easy to get a moving quote online or over the phone, but this is only the first step in hiring a good moving company for your move. Estimates given online or over the phone can never be accurate, since moving companies need to see how many and what kind of items you have to move in, evaluate any potential obstacles in your home and destination location, and discuss your specific moving requirements with you to make a realistic estimate and inform you of the actual cost of your move.