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Long distance moving: why quotes differ?

Nobody wants to throw the money down the drain when making a purchase or ordering a service. This is especially true when it comes to relocation. You would hardly find a person ready to plank down the money for a move without accurate calculations.

When choosing a company to move your household property, you should consider the types of estimates usually offered by moving companies on long distance relocation and local move. Surely, you will want to know about the main types of moving estimates and their differences before picking one of them.

Nonbinding estimate is the first type of moving estimates. The mover company provides you with a preliminary estimated cost after evaluating your goods to be moved. Though, every company tries its best to give the best estimate possible, the mover will not be able to tell you the actual cost of a move until everything is weighed on the moving day. Once the shipment is weighed, the price is adjusted. The actual cost will either decrease or increase depending on whether the shipment is less or more than what was estimated. Therefore, you should always keep in mind that a non-binding estimate is only an approximate charge and may change during the move. This type of moving estimates is an ideal option for people who are moving with light shipments and those who need quick move and easy over-the-phone estimates.

Nonbinding estimates implies some uncertainty, however if you choose a binding estimate, you will know exactly the amount you will be paying at the end. The mover assesses your goods and gives you an estimate for the move. This estimate does not depend on the actual weight of the shipment, so the cost of your relocation will not increase, if the actual weight is more what was estimated. This means that if your shipment was underestimated for some reasons, you will not have to pay any extra money. You will know in advance the exact cost of the move that is extremely helpful when planning your moving budget. However, if the weight of your shipment is less then what was estimated, you will still have to pay the agreed-upon price.

With a binding not-to-exceed estimate, the actual cost of your relocation will never go above the estimated price, but if the total weight of the shipment is lower than what was estimated, the price will be lowered. That is why binding not-to-exceed estimates are your best choice.

Be sure that our team provides the best moving quotes, our managers will prompt you the most advantageous option depending on your move specifics.