Questions to Ask When Getting a Moving Quote

Getting a quote for a moveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Moving to is a major deal. No matter if you're moving across the street or across the country, there is lots of work and particulars that need to be dealt with. Finding a professional mover in Tulsa will help alleviate a portion of the hassle, but where do you even start in finding the best moving company for your needs? It’s necessary to speak with numerous movers and compare prices before signing a contract with just any moving company in Tulsa. In spite of this, it usually is more difficult than merely calling them and asking what they will charge for the move. Different moving companies have different thresholds of service and different services are incorporated into their standard estimate. Therefore, it is crucial to look at each estimate and spend some time to know what is and what is not contained in them to be able to make an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Listed here are several questions to ask as you're collecting and examining moving quotes.

1) Which services are supplemental?

Nobody wants surprises when it comes to moving, especially when those surprises are in the form of costs on your invoice. A big blunder that many individuals make is presuming that all you need will be automatically bundled in your moving estimate. Go over each and every line of the quotation and ensure that you understand precisely what is and what's not necessarily included and determine that your requirements are covered. If anything you need to have is not incorporated, request it to be included with the estimation. Be sure to accomplish this with every moving company in Tulsa you are looking at hiring so you can appropriately evaluate estimates.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let's be honest. Professional movers are human beings and regardless of their optimum intentions, accidental damage can take place on occasion. Valuation will help cover the expense of fixing or replacing harmed items. The majority of moving companies provide various levels of valuation for your move with the lowest cost valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken belongings, so make sure that you understand what level of vaulation is included in your estimate. It may be beneficial to additionally speak to your insurance agent to learn if your stuff could be insured during your move using your homeowner’s policy.

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

It’s best to have either an in-person or video quote so your moving company estimator can easily see your things and determine their weight and also the quantity of cartons that you will need. In the event that you receive a binding estimate, it should include all costs and should help to ensure that the total doesn’t surpass the quoted total. If it isn’t something you and the moving company estimator have discussed, make sure and ask whether the quote is binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It’s important to understand payment timing as well as accepted methods. Make sure and find out if you need to put down a deposit. It is not unusual for moving companies in Tulsa to need a percentage of the total bill to be paid upon loading with the remainder due after the job has been completed. Additionally, you’ll want to find out what payment methods the moving company in Tulsa takes. Most companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. If you are paying by check, ascertain if a personal check can be accepted or if you need to have a cashier’s check. The last thing you need is to be not really prepared and have to drive to the bank at the last second, in an definitely hectic time.

We'd like you to feel totally comfortable with your selection of moving company, which is the reason we welcome you to ask as many questions as you desire. If you're ready to get started on your move, contact Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa right away to ask for an estimate.


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