Don’t Be Tricked by Moving Companies
Whether it’s your first time making a move or the nth time, it sure is a daunting and stressful process in choosing the right moving company for it. After all not all moving companies are equal and with regards to the prices they ask, the stress you feel can be tenfold trying to decide which is perfect for your budget. Fortunately, there are tips that can help in your moving process.
You may like to be aware of the next tips to have assurance that you are with the right company and that the price you are getting is fair and reasonable.
Tip number 1. Make sure that you have a price to compare – this seems a bit strange but some of the lesser known companies won’t give you estimates or quotes before they start the moving of your household. It’s considered to be a red flag in the industry so if you have encountered such company while searching for one, quickly eliminate them from your list.
Remember that a great company will always inquire to the amount of goods as well as furniture that have to be moved, whether you have special or antique items that are part of the moved, the size of your household and so forth. With this in mind, it’s your responsibility to have a price to start with because if not, the odds of paying more for a service is relatively high.
Tip number 2. Cheap isn’t always better – it is very hard to ignore offers of moving companies that are so low. But as much as possible, keep yourself away from this temptation by asking one simple question, is it reasonable? There is a likelihood that you’d be disappointed with the service you are going to get if for instance that the quote is lower than average. Prices that are too high on the other hand do not indicate that you’re bound to get excellent service. For this reason, it is integral to balance things.
Tip number 3. How the company computes the cost of move – as you are in the process of hiring a moving company, don’t forget to ask their computation sample for the contract price. Keep in mind that a true professional and dependable company is going to present how they have done it and what approach they use to reach that cost. Avoid the ones that are giving vague responses or perhaps, no method at all as this shows lack of reliability and responsibility on their part.
Tip number 4. Get and review multiple bids – to assure that you only get the best deal and a fair price for the service, it’s wise to get several quotes from multiple companies and do comparison of their offers.