13 Feb What are average moving costs?
The most asked question we receive at Ralph’s is, how much is my move going to cost? This question can be a hard one to answer. Every household move is different and is based on a variation of different factors from furniture to the distance of your move. And often times, a client’s definition of a lot of household items can vary from person to person. Oftentimes, there is a misconception that using a professional mover will cost you more. However, when turning to experts, you will eliminate the stress and guess work that goes into moving. You will be able to focus on the relocation process and your day to day responsibilities.
The truth is, the only way to get a precise cost on your move is by scheduling an in home survey. At Ralph’s Moving and Storage we schedule a complimentary in home survey so that our surveyors can give you the best estimate of the potential cost of your move. By scheduling the estimate, you will be able to see exactly what you are paying for. Our team will then be happy to help you with any remaining questions or concerns you may have. It is always a good idea to get estimates from other companies as well to compare and contrast rates. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples when you look at the rates:
- Do all estimates include the same items? For example, do all estimates include packing and packing materials? Stops at another location (storage unit or another residence where your items are stored)?
- Make sure that all services are clearly listed and spelled out. For example, are the crew members and their labor listed? Is the travel time included?
- Is valuation included on your survey?
- Have your estimators included any special comments about your move? For example, is your home accessible to the moving truck, or will the movers require a shuttle or a long carry to move your items?
Once you have all the information from your estimates, your selection process should be a lot easier. Always ask questions if you are unsure of anything listed on your estimate. Reputable movers will not hesitate to be up front with information and be responsive to your questions. Call us today to schedule your complimentary in home estimate!