How to Get a Fair Price from Moving Companies?
When selecting a moving company, it is sure to cause stress regardless if it’s your first time or the nth time now. After all not all moving companies are equal and with regards to the prices they ask, the stress you feel can be tenfold trying to decide which is perfect for your budget. But the good thing is that, there are several tips that you can use in the moving process.
You may like to be aware of the next tips to have assurance that you are with the right company and that the price you are getting is fair and reasonable.
Tip number 1. Make sure that you have a price to compare – as strange as it may gets, there are unscrupulous companies that are not giving you quotations or estimates of the cost of the move. If for example that the company has refused to give you an estimate, then this should be considered as red flag already.
A great company will always make inquiries of the number of goods and furniture to be moved, any special items that are part of the process, the size of your household and the likes prior to beginning with the process. So make sure that you have a price to begin with otherwise, you’ll wind up paying for a larger price than what you should.
Tip number 2. Cheap isn’t always better – yes we know that it is hard to resist to choose moving company that has the lowest price among others. But as much as possible, keep yourself away from this temptation by asking one simple question, is it reasonable? If the estimate is lower than you’d find elsewhere, then you’ll likely be dissatisfied with the service you’d get. Prices that are too high on the other hand do not indicate that you’re bound to get excellent service. Having said that, you have to do your due diligence in striking a balance on the offer you receive.
Tip number 3. How the company computes the cost of move – make it a point that you have inquired how they have come up with the price. Keep in mind that a true professional and dependable company is going to present how they have done it and what approach they use to reach that cost. If for example that your prospect seems to be reserved of this, then it indicates that they are lacking of reliability which is basically the least you want.
Tip number 4. Get and review multiple bids – get multiple quotations from different companies and compare the prices they are offering to ensure that you are only getting a fair price.