What to discuss with your Moving Estimator
Always provide the moving estimator with as much accurate information
as possible; you'll receive a more accurate estimate of your
- Let the estimator know exactly which moving services
you are seeking. Tell him the exact destination of your
residential or long distance move, if you have this information.
Show him every item that you want to move and inform him
of any high value items you are including in the move.
- Have the estimator explain how he will calculate the
estimated price of your move. Know what the estimate includes
and doesn't include. Ask about additional charges, such
as stair carries, elevators, long carries, and shuttle services
if their truck can't enter a narrow street or if there are
building restrictions for large trucks.
- Notify him of any extra stops that you will be requiring
if you have items that you wish to pickup or drop-off along
the way. In addition, if you know that you will not be able
to move into your new place immediately, discuss storage
- Mover MAX recommends that you a request a binding or
not-to-exceed estimate. Have him put every offer into writing.
- Mover MAX recommends that you purchase extra coverage
for your items, especially if you are transporting expensive
items. The basic limited liability coverage offered to you,
free of charge, by the movers will not be sufficient. Depending
on the state and whether the move is a local or long distance,
the coverage may be anywhere between 30-60 cents per pound
per article. For example, in the state of New York, under
the basic coverage, you will receive 60 cents per article
per pound for long distance moves, 30 cents per pound per
article for local moves. Tell the estimator that you want
to purchase extra coverage.
- Discuss your method of payment. Accepted forms of payment
are cash, bank & traveler's checks, and, if prearranged,
credit cards or personal checks.
- Ask him who will be your contact person during the moving
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