How to Get Moving Estimates
A moving estimate is a calculation of the estimated costs a moving company will charge to complete a relocation project. Most movers offer free moving estimates to prospective customers and there are also other tools available to obtain moving estimates on your own without receiving one directly from a moving company. Moving customers can compare these estimates offered by various movers to help choose the best moving provider for their needs. There is more than one way you can obtain a moving estimate from movers. At Berger Allied Moving & Storage, our team can help you with your relocation requirements.
One way to get a moving estimate is to contact a moving company online, through its website. Some companies provide moving estimator services in which they will ask you some important questions about your move before providing you with an estimate.
Examples of the information that may be requested movers when putting together moving estimates include the number of boxes you need to move or even more detailed information about the household items and furniture you are moving. In some cases, the size of your property may go into the calculation. To receive back the most accurate estimate possible, it is important to include all of the request information from the mover as accurately as possible.
Moving estimates performed on-site are one of the most accurate methods of obtaining a moving estimate. Although more time consuming that getting an estimate online, these moving estimates are recommended if you want to get as close as possible to the real cost. If you are searching for “moving companies in my area,” many if not all of them will be willing to provide you with an in-home relocation estimate. A representative from the company will come out to your home and assess the cost, determining such things as the estimated quantity and weight of your moving items, which will determine the size of the truck(s) needed the labor required for packing, loading, unloading, etc.
The representative from the mover may also consider other factors involving the complicated nature of your move, including, the distance between the moving truck and the house, the type of furniture and required equipment to move it, the floor you live on, and whether there is a service elevator the mover will be able to utilize.