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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 are moving across the street or a fair distance, there's a lot of work and details that must be attended to. Finding a professional mover in Tulsa can help alleviate a portion of the strain, but where can you even begin in locating the right moving company for your needs? It is important to speak with a number of movers and compare costs before signing a contract with just any moving company in Tulsa. Having said that, it can be more difficult than merely calling them and inquiring what they will charge for the move. Different moving companies have got different thresholds of service and various services are incorporated into their standard quote. Thus, it is crucial to analyze every quote and spend some time to determine what is and what is not included in them to enable you to render an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Listed here are several questions to ask as you're accumulating and going over moving estimates.

1) Precisely what services are extra?

No one likes unexpected surprises when it comes to moving, particularly if those surprises are in the form of costs on your invoice. A massive blunder that numerous people make is thinking that everything that you need will be automatically contained in your moving estimate. Look over each and every line of the estimate and make sure that you are aware of what exactly is and what is possibly not contained and confirm that your requirements are covered. In the event that anything you need to have is not contained, request for it to be included with the estimation. Be sure to accomplish this with every moving company in Tulsa you are looking at choosing in order to correctly evaluate estimates.

2) What is the valuation of the goods?

Let’s face it. Professional movers are real people and regardless of their best efforts, accidental damage can happen from time to time. Valuation may help handle the cost of repairing or replacing broken belongings. Most moving companies offer you numerous levels of valuation for your move with the least expensive valuation package paying a flat rate per pound for damaged belongings, so make certain you understand what level of vaulation is included in your estimate. It may be beneficial to additionally contact your insurance agent to learn if your things might be insured during your move using your homeowner’s policy.

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

It’s always best to obtain either an in-person or video estimate so the moving company estimator can see your things and approximate how much they weigh and also the amount of cartons that you will need. If you obtain a binding estimate, it should contain all costs and should make certain that the rate doesn’t go over the quoted total. If it is not something you and the moving company representative have discussed, make sure and ask if the quote is binding or non-binding.

4) What about payment?

It is important to recognize payment timing as well as accepted methods. Make sure to check out if you need to pay a deposit. It isn't out of the ordinary for moving companies in Tulsa to need a percentage of the full invoice to be paid upon loading with the remainder due after the job has been performed. Furthermore, you’ll want to find out what payment methods the moving company in Tulsa takes. Many companies accept credit cards, but some may require a check or cash. When you're paying by check, find out whether or not a personal check can be accepted or if you need a cashier’s check. The last thing you need is to be unprepared and have to go to the bank at the last minute, in an undoubtedly frantic time.

We would like you to feel completely at ease with your choice of moving company, which is the reason we invite you to ask as many questions as you desire. If you're ready to get going on your move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa today to request an estimate.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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