When you consider moving, your first thought may be to start collecting free online moving quotes. However, understanding these moving company quotes is often far from straightforward. You may find that the estimates differ significantly and wonder why. Fortunately, Lead Distance Movers is ready to help you to take the confusion from your quotes.
The first thing that most people do when they are comparing any quotes is to look at the overall costs. When it comes to moving, the estimate is usually based on what your entire move will cost. Local moves tend to be based on an hourly rate, while longer move estimates are based on the weight of the shipment.
However, before you dismiss any quotes, you need to compare what services are included in the estimates. Some companies automatically include professional packing services and setting up your appliances in your new home. Other companies quote on a basic loading and unloading of the truck. Depending on your specific needs, you may find that a more costly quote actually offers the better deal.
Regardless of whether you are planning a local move or moving to another state, adequate insurance is vital. However, your choice of mover may be impacted by the level of insurance you require. A local mover may not have full liability insurance for longer moves or your special items. They may only be liable for any damage to your items if they have been professionally packed by their team. If you have packed your own items or hired a third party company, you may find that your moving company may not cover any damage that occurs during transportation.
So, when you are looking at each online moving quote, you need to look carefully at what level of insurance protection is offered.
There may also be additional considerations that could impact your quote. For example, summer is a particularly busy time in the moving industry, so some companies may be in great demand. This may mean that a premium is added to the estimates of in demand companies. If you are planning your move on a weekend, you may find that your estimates are higher than if you asked for a quote to move on a Wednesday.
In order to make an accurate comparison between your quotes, you need to ensure that you enter the same details on each online form. If you select a moving day for a Wednesday mid month, it is bound to be cheaper than a quote for moving on a Saturday around the first of the month. Even if you are not 100% certain about your precise moving date, keep the dates the same on all your estimates to make a like for like comparison.
If you are still feeling a little daunted by the prospect of comparing free online moving quotes, don’t worry as Lead Distance Movers is here to help. We can match your specific requirements with moving companies who have the skills and experience to assist you. We can provide you with several companies to choose from and break down the differences in the quotes, so you can make an informed decision.