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What to Look for in a Free Moving Quote

When considering getting help from a professional moving company for your move to Richmond, surely, you’d like to get as many free moving quotes as you can. But keep in mind that not all free quotes are created equal. Oftentimes, free moving quotes are not as accurate as you’d like, and you could end up paying a lot more money than you initially intended to. So, watch out for these things:

Details of Inquiry. When considering local movers in Richmond, ask yourself, “is this inquiry list detailed enough?” It shouldn’t just ask how large your house is or how many bedrooms and bathrooms, but also about large furniture, heavy appliances, their weights and measurements, the amount of each item, the whole nine yards. Unless you are moving a studio apartment or only have a few items, you should get a visual, in-home moving estimate done. In other words, have your potential Richmond moving company survey your home, take down measurements and whatever notes they need for an accurate quote. This way, you won’t get duped into paying more than expected.

Extra Fees. It’s not always just about what you’re moving, but also where, when, and what distance everything needs to travel. Moving to Richmond can be a serious undertaking, and you shouldn’t spend more money than you have to. So, what your movers in Richmond will also typically factor into your quote is the following:

-Total weight of shipment (usually there’s a charge per hundred pounds)

-Fuel surcharge

-Moving materials used (Cartons, boxes, crates, cages, etc.)

-Insurance Premium (Cargo protection for your belongings)

-Area surcharges (They may charge more for certain areas due to an added difficulty)

-Taxes

-Total hours needed to complete the move

-Number of movers

-Accessorial services

Sometimes these fees can be hidden or will go undiscussed, but they do exist. If your mover cannot give you a good idea of any of these figures, it may be best to consider other movers in Richmond.

Guarantees. Lookout for guarantees and what they entail. Sometimes, you’ll come across a guarantee that seems too good to be true, and if that happens, it probably is. Go back to part 2 above and ask questions about all of those details. Do all the math, and, if it adds up to their guarantee, then great! If not, you may want to continue comparing companies.

Get your guarantee verified in writing. A proper quote will be guaranteed in writing. They will often have date limitations and terms of agreement as well. Be skeptical of a mover who e-mails or otherwise messages you with little detail on what is included in your price. Get a legitimate breakdown (again, refer to point 2 above) and be sure everything looks accurate.

Reviews and Reputation. Search the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for reviews and ratings on the moving company with which you are inquiring. Be sure to also check Google reviews and Facebook too, as they both may have a higher amount of accurate reviews. Don’t just go for the cheapest or first option, because there may be a good reason they’re so cheap, hence lower ratings. Search for “movers in Richmond,” or “Move to Richmond,” or “moving companies in Richmond,” and you will come across various companies to choose from. Begin your process here and you will ultimately come to the right decision for you and your family.

 

CALL ALL MY SONS TODAY!

When you get your free moving quote from All My Sons Moving & Storage of Richmond, we will give you a breakdown of our costs. Not only can we save you money, but we can assure you that your move to Richmond will be swift, efficient, and overall easy. Settle for the best and nothing less, you and your family will be thankful! When you’re ready to get going, give us a call at (804) 409-9561!