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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 huge deal. No matter if you're moving next door or across the country, there's a lot of work and particulars that must be attended to. Using a professional mover in Atlanta may help alleviate much of the strain, but where can you even begin in choosing the right moving company for your needs? It’s essential to talk to a number of movers and do a price comparison before signing a binding agreement with just any moving company in Atlanta. Having said that, it can be more intricate than merely calling them and asking what they will charge for the move. Various moving companies have got different degrees of service and different services are included in their basic quotation. Thus, it is very important to check every quote and spend some time to comprehend what is and what's not included in them to enable you to render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. The following are a couple of questions you should ask when you are gathering and analyzing moving quotes.

1) Which services are extra?

No one wants unexpected surprises with regards to moving, particularly if those surprises happen to be in the shape of fees on your bill. A substantial error that lots of individuals make is assuming that everything that you need is actually automatically contained in your moving estimate. Run over each line of the estimate and be sure that you are aware of what is and what's not contained and determine that your requirements are covered. In the event that anything you need is not incorporated, ask for it to be included with the estimate. Be sure to repeat this with every moving company in Atlanta you are considering using in order to properly assess estimates.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are real people and regardless of their best attempts, accidental damage can take place from time to time. Valuation may help handle the price of repairing or replacing broken belongings. A lot of moving companies provide different levels of valuation for your move with the lowest cost valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for broken things, so ensure that you know what amount of vaulation is included in your quote. It is advisable to additionally contact your insurance agent to learn if your things might be covered throughout your move under your homeowner’s insurance coverage.

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

It is advisable to have either an in-person or video estimate so the moving company estimator can see your things and determine their weight as well as the quantity of cartons that you will need. When you get a binding estimate, it should consist of all charges and should make sure that the total is not going to surpass the quoted price. If it is not something that you and the moving company representative have talked about, make sure and ask if the quote is going to be binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is necessary to understand payment timing in addition to acceptable methods. Make sure to check out if you have to pay a deposit. It is not unusual for moving companies in Atlanta to require a portion of the overall bill to be paid upon loading with the rest due after the job has been completed. In addition, you’ll need to determine what payment methods the moving company in Atlanta accepts. Most companies accept credit cards, however some may require a check or cash. When you are paying by check, find out if a personal check shall be accepted or if you need a cashier’s check. The last thing you want is to be not prepared and have to run to the bank at the last second, during an definitely busy time.

We'd like you to feel completely confident with the selection of moving company, and that's why we welcome you to ask as many questions as you would like. If you are ready to get started on your move, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta today to obtain an estimate.


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The Mickelson Family
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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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