Household Cost Estimates

Obtaining an accurate estimate is the foundation of a high-quality relocation. An accurate estimate establishes the baseline by which the moving crew operates. An estimate which is not accurate means that the size of the moving crew, the quantity of moving trucks and the quantity of packing materials may be incorrect which can cause delays and cost overruns. The following articles may help you to obtain an accurate estimate for your household moves and, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

How to get an accurate moving cost estimate

How to get an accurate move cost estimate By Bill Adams - Having done an average of 400-900 estimates per year over the past 21 years, I would like to share a few tips for the homeowners in their quest to get accurate in-home estimates from their movers of choice. Once you've narrowed your selection of movers to consider, call and…
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The myth of the movers binding estimate or not to exceed moving cost estimate

The movers binding estimate Taken at face value, a binding estimate may  appear to be very attractive to moving & storage consumers. However, a flat-rate Binding Estimate  (or "guaranteed not-to-exceed Binding Estimate) can easily be employed as a scam-tactic to lure consumers with a price guarantee, only to…
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The movers table of measurements/cube sheet and your moving cost estimate

Movers table of mesasurements Each company company's guaranteed not to exceed estimate, binding estimate, or non-binding estimate includes an pre-move inventory which the estimator prepares when she or she visits your home to inspect the goods you want to move. This inventory is referred to as a "Table of Measurements" or a "…
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How to make an apples-to-apples comparison between mover cost estimates

How to compare moving cost estimates A customer recently expressed confusion as to how she might be able to make an "apples-to-apples" comparison of the many moving cost estimates she had obtained. While on the face of it the different wording, terms, and conditions of multiple mover estimates may be confusing, getting an apples-to-…
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The 7 half-truths which some moving and storage sales people tell

Half Truths Time to vent, and I must preface this writing by apologizing to all the many professional COD/Private Transfer interstate household goods sales representatives out there: you have all heard these tales and battle this nonsense every day. Perhaps the problem is regional; it seems that in our market…
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Why your highest moving weight estimate may well be your most accurate weight estimate

Weight Estimates Your highest weight estimate is your most accurate weight estimate! This statement fly's in the face of the number one rule of purchasing: throw out the high estimate, throw out the low estimate, and go with the middle estimate. But if we dig a little deeper we will find out why this common rule of…
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