You’re moving to a new home, congratulations! This can be one of the most exciting times of your life. The first part of that journey is making the move itself. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, it's a good idea to know how to compare moving companies' quotes so you know you are comparing like services and make the right choice.
Let’s dive into moving quotes, costs, and everything in between. You’ll be able to demystify the process and become a quote expert in about five minutes. Read on for some helpful links and tips.
Getting Moving Companies' Quotes
You have several options for obtaining moving companies' quotes.
First, you can do things the old-fashioned way and call companies one by one. A representative will ask about the specifics of your move, walk you through each item that will affect cost, and give you a moving estimate.
A second choice is to visit the website of your favorite movers, like Ameritex. Most reputable businesses can get you a free movers quote online after you fill out a simple questionnaire.
Third, if you're unsure of which company you’d like to use, you can check out a site like Unpakt or Moving.com. These sites allow you to enter your moving information and get quotes from multiple moving companies at the same time.
What Does Moving Really Cost?
Several factors go into determining how much you can expect to pay a moving company. Be careful going with cheap moving companies, often there could be hidden fees or charges. Read on to see what factors affect costs whether you need a local moving company or a long distance moving company.
Moving only a few miles will obviously be cheaper. If you’re crossing state lines, your moving company has to meet different insurance and bonding requirements. Be sure to ask the companies you are considering about whether they are properly insured and bonded.
The assistance you’ll need
Will you have a moving truck rental? Are you already set with packing supplies? Do you need help from start to finish? Ameritex is a local Houston moving company offering full-service moves or a-la-carte partial services. Be sure to check out their top 10 packing tips, guide to making a packing list, tips for moving with cats, and their guide to making moves with kids easier.
Time of year
Expect to pay more if your move takes place during peak times, like in the summer.
Picking the Right Houston Movers
Once you have your quotes in hand, it’s time to evaluate each one and select the best. Read everything carefully, especially the fine print. Make sure there are no hidden fees. Toss out quotes that seem abnormally low or high.
Think about the professionalism of representatives you spoke with and the websites you visited. Don’t ignore gut feelings. From there, you can make an informed decision.
Ameritex is here to answer any of your moving questions. We’ve been operating in Houston for over a decade and know the area well. Our specialty is the stress-free move. Contact us for more information, and fill out the form for a free quote.