How to Avoid Potential Moving Pitfalls

How to Avoid Potential Moving Pitfalls  

HoHow to Avoid Potential Moving Pitfalls  
A long distance move can be scary enough without adding to the stress by paying too much or receiving bad service. Here are some helpful tips that your clients can use to minimize the risk of falling into some potential moving pitfalls.  
Don’t get a quote over the phone or internet: A big mistake that consumers make when planning their move is obtaining a quote over the phone or the internet. Any quote obtained in this manner is a non-binding quote. The only way to obtain a guaranteed or binding quote is to have a visual survey of your clients household goods by a reputable mover. 
Don’t wait too long to line up a mover: Allowing time for a visual survey, receiving a written and binding quote, and reserving a truck for a move takes a lead time of 4-6 weeks. Although moves can be arranged in a shorter period of time, many consumers find that their choices are limited by availability, especially in the busy summer months. 
Don’t misrepresent what you are moving: It is very important to show the surveyor or estimator everything your clients are planning to move. If they forget to show items in a basement, garage, attic, or off-site storage unit and then add those items at time of pick-up, the estimate will no longer be binding. Or if they commit to packing their own items but don’t have time to finish, the van line will pack the remaining items and charge them for the service. If they are uncertain of whether they will be taking something, they can ask the surveyor to put the items in the estimate. If they decide not to take something the cost will be adjusted downward.
Don’t agree to paying a deposit up front: Reputable movers do not ask for payment up front to reserve trucks or dates. A reputable mover will expect payment upon delivery.
Don’t select a mover based upon price rather than reputation and service: If a surveyor has underestimated  the weight in order to give a lower price they may find on moving day that the moving truck does not have enough room for the entire shipment. This is called an overflow. An overflow means that the items will be on separate trucks and will not arrive at the same time. Another way a mover might lower cost is to compromise on service. Have your clients get a competitive bid from a professional mover who is certified and reputable.  Move Advocate works with the nation’s most reputable movers and can arrange for multiple and binding quotes from quality service providers. A dedicated coach will answer questions and be an advocate throughout the move process to assure that your clients' moves are the best they’ll ever make. Call us today to discuss your moving needs and to obtain multiple binding quotes at no cost and with no obligation.to Avoid Potential Moving Pitfalls 
 
A long distance move can be scary enough without adding to the stress by paying too much or receiving bad service. Here are some helpful tips that your clients can use to minimize the risk of falling into some potential moving pitfalls. 
 
Don’t get a quote over the phone or internet: A big mistake that consumers make when planning their move is obtaining a quote over the phone or the internet. Any quote obtained in this manner is a non-binding quote. The only way to obtain a guaranteed or binding quote is to have a visual survey of your clients household goods by a reputable mover. 
Don’t wait too long to line up a mover: Allowing time for a visual survey, receiving a written and binding quote, and reserving a truck for a move takes a lead time of 4-6 weeks. Although moves can be arranged in a shorter period of time, many consumers find that their choices are limited by availability, especially in the busy summer months. 
Don’t misrepresent what you are moving: It is very important to show the surveyor or estimator everything your clients are planning to move. If they forget to show items in a basement, garage, attic, or off-site storage unit and then add those items at time of pick-up, the estimate will no longer be binding. Or if they commit to packing their own items but don’t have time to finish, the van line will pack the remaining items and charge them for the service. If they are uncertain of whether they will be taking something, they can ask the surveyor to put the items in the estimate. If they decide not to take something the cost will be adjusted downward.
Don’t agree to paying a deposit up front: Reputable movers do not ask for payment up front to reserve trucks or dates. A reputable mover will expect payment upon delivery.
Don’t select a mover based upon price rather than reputation and service: If a surveyor has underestimated  the weight in order to give a lower price they may find on moving day that the moving truck does not have enough room for the entire shipment. This is called an overflow. An overflow means that the items will be on separate trucks and will not arrive at the same time. Another way a mover might lower cost is to compromise on service. Have your clients get a competitive bid from a professional mover who is certified and reputable. 
 
Move Advocate works with the nation’s most reputable movers and can arrange for multiple and binding quotes from quality service providers. A dedicated coach will answer questions and be an advocate throughout the move process to assure that your clients' moves are the best they’ll ever make. Call us today to discuss your moving needs and to obtain multiple binding quotes at no cost and with no obliga

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