Moving can get costly, no matter if you are moving internationally or domestically. It is essential to know how you can get an accurate moving estimate. If you come across the wrong moving company, it can cost you more than you have initially expected. Today we are going to provide you with some tips on how to get an accurate moving estimate. You should know how do moving estimates work, and how to look out for moving scams. So, without further ado let’s jump to our tip number one.
Tip number one: Check the history and rating of a moving company
Like with any financial decision, you mustn’t just go along with the first company you have chosen. You have to check out different moving companies, check what they offer, their history, and their ratings. You have to hire a perfect moving company for you! If you can get some advice from someone who has moved with them – even better. First-hand advice is maybe the best way to find out if the company is legit or not. Also, you can get some info on a moving company by typing in their name on a search engine. You will see there how their customers are satisfied with the service they have been provided.
You can get a visual survey
A visual survey is when the company sends you their representative to create an inventory list of the stuff you own in your home. Only after they have checked how much you have, you will be given a somewhat accurate estimate.
But be aware. Some “companies” tend to tell their customers one price, and in the end, they give some other price which is astronomically larger than the previous one. There are scams on the market, and you have to be aware.
How do they do it? For example, their representative will say that your relocation will cost, let’s say, 2000$. After that, they are going to measure your stuff after you have signed the contract, and they will say that your stuff can be relocated for 4000$. If you see a massive disparity between the estimated price and the actual price, know that something is wrong. This is why you have to check the company before you decide to settle with them.
But you should know what you are moving
Sure, there are some moving “companies” on the market that are scams, but it often happens that the customer doesn’t know what they are moving. Before you complain to the moving company about the cost of your relocation, be sure to exactly know what you were moving. Make a moving list of your inventory before you even decide to give a call to a moving company if you want to reduce your moving stress.