If you need to move to a new home this winter, you want to make sure that you hire the best movers for the job. You need to get quotes from multiple moving companies, have the movers visit your home, and look at everything each commercial moving services company has to offer.
#1 Get Multiple Quotes
The first thing you need to do is get quotes from two to three different movers. Getting quotes from at least two to three different sources will allow you to not only compare costs but you will also be able to compare the different features and help that each company can offer you. Perhaps one company has a higher fee, but they will also wrap up all of your furniture and include moving insurance in their price.
When you look at the quotes, you want to make sure that you are not just looking at the price, but are looking beyond the price at what else each company can offer you. Look to see what type of insurance protection each company offers; how long it will take each company to complete the job, and what extra benefits the company will offer you. Getting multiple quotes will allow you to really see which company is offering you the best overall package, not just the best price.
#2 Have The Movers Visit Your Home
Before you sign a contract with a moving company, have them come out and visit your home. This will allow them to review all of the items and furniture that you are moving, as well as see any obstacles that they will have to deal with, such as a long driveway or stairs.
Having the moving company come out to your home should allow you to get the most accurate quote. It should actually allow to get an estimate that is set in stone, with a price that will not increase. This is the best way to get the most accurate inventory from the start.
This is also the best way to make sure that you actually want to go with your top moving company. This will allow you to make sure that the quote you got over the phone was accurate.
#3 Ask About Extra Fees
Finally, when choosing a movie company, always ask about any extra fees that may be tacked onto your bill. You don't want to get the bill only to find an extra couple hundred dollars were charged to your account. Extra fees can quickly add up and harm your budget. Be sure to ask for a full disclaimer of any extra fees that the moving company may add to your bill or sign a contract that states that no extra fees will be charged.
When choosing a moving company, be sure to compare not just costs but features each company is offering you, be sure to have the moving company come to your home for a more precise quote, and always ask about any extra fees that could be tacked onto your bill.