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Every person who has ever relocated has faced the following problem. Should I hire moving services Washington DC or move by myself? Now, while each type of move has its ups and downs… In general, hiring a professional mover has proved to be a better option, in the long run. Especially, if you can get a good quote from Washington DC movers.
Today, we are going to share with you what we think are the best methods for negotiating a great moving quote from your movers. However, if you are a beginner, and this is your first time relocating – don’t worry. We’ve got your back, as well. We are going to present to you a crash course in the basics of the moving industry, and more specifically what to look for in a moving quote. Sounds good? Great! Let’s get started.
What is a moving quote?
If you look in the dictionary for the definition of a moving quote you’ll find something along the lines of the following. A moving quote is an estimated price of how high the cost of hiring movers will be. So, in essence, a moving quote is the price you are going to pay your movers after they’ve finished the job.
However, that price is going to vary drastically depending on what type of moving service you are looking for. For example, hiring office movers Washington DC is, on average, more expensive than if you are just looking for residential relocation.
On top of that, the price of the moving quote is going to vary depending on the type of moving quote arranged with your movers. That’s why it’s so important to understand what types of moving quotes exist. What types of moving quotes you should not expect, and what to look for in a moving quote.
What types of moving quotes from Washington DC movers exist?
In the moving industry lingo, there are three main different types of moving quotes you will probably hear. Binding, non-binding, and binding not-to-exceed estimate. However, what are they? How are they different from each other. And which one should you pick?
- Binding estimate. If you agree to this type of moving quote you can expect to pay exactly the amount of money that the movers propose for your relocation. However, the quote is calculated by the amount (the weight) of your belongings. This means that if you try to sneak in more belongings than you’ve arranged with your movers the binding estimate will become void. In turn, this means that you are going to have to arrange a new type of estimate with movers.
- Non-binding estimate. This is the most common moving quote you’ll find moving companies offer. Additionally, they are being offered for free. Which draws a lot of customers. However, the thing with non-binding moving quotes is that they are, well non-binding. So, you can expect the estimate to change during the relocation. Sometimes it can be twice the price you’ve agreed upon. It all depends on the weight of your belongings, and a few different other factors, as well. This is probably the worst type of quote you can arrange, as it doesn’t guarantee any predictability in the actual cost of the move.
- Binding not-to-exceed estimate. If we had to pick probably the best moving estimate you can arrange with movers in Maryland is the binding not-to-exceed estimate. You pay in the weight of your belongings. However, if the price of the moving quote is more than you arranged it’s still the same price you’ve negotiated.
How to get a quote from Washington DC movers?
Once you know what type of moving quote you want to negotiate, the part of you negotiating a moving quote is simple. All you have to do is find a moving company that you like. Then head on over to their contact page, and call the number there. Once their spokesperson answers, tell him that you are looking for some moving help and that you would like a binding not-to-exceed estimate. He will then send out a questionnaire you need to fill. This will give the movers an approximate rough ball-park estimate of the number of belongings you have. Then the moving company will send out their representative to weigh out all the belongings, and they will finally give you a final moving quote that is not subject to change. However, keep in mind that if you don’t negotiate a binding not-to-exceed estimate the procedure with your movers might differ.
How high should the quote from Washing DC movers be?
So, what should you expect? How much should money should you allocate for your next move? Well, unfortunately, we cannot give you a number.
For the simple fact that a moving quote depends on multiple factors. It’s not just the weight of your belongings, it’s also the cost of the fuel, the distance traveled… Whether or not you’ve asked for packing services, and a dozen other things. However, a great way to work out a rough estimate of the amount you are going to pay is to use online moving quote calculators. Most of them are simple to use. All you have to do is input the distance you are traveling, the size of the move, whether or not you would like packing services, and the moving date.
If you want to get a quote from Washington DC movers, that’s easy. All you need to do is call a reliable moving company, and ask for it. However, as you might imagine, finding a moving company can be quite hard in today’s day and age. That’s why we recommend that you hire us. Excalibur Moving and Storage has been in the moving industry for years, and we offer great moving quotes at an affordable price. Don’t believe us? Give us a call and see for yourself!