Hiring a moving company to help you and your family pack your stuff and get you from point A to point B may seem like a pretty straightforward thing. Once you start speaking to your local movers to ask about their rates, you might be surprised to learn that there are actually different types of moving estimates. To help you pick which option is best suited to your needs, we discuss them here today.
The 3 Types of Moving Company Estimates
A non-binding estimate should be approached with extreme caution because it means that your movers are not required to honor the original quote that they give you online or over the phone. The cost is usually estimated by weight or by cubic feet, and some companies may try to give you a low estimate in order to attract your business only to jack up the price on the actual move date.
In a binding estimate, a company will give you a flat fee for their services regardless of whether or not you go over the original volume or weight. While it may seem ideal, it is important to note that a binding estimate goes both ways, meaning you will not get a discount from your movers if they overestimate the size or weight of your items.
Binding Not-to-Exceed Estimate
A binding not-to-exceed estimate is what we typically recommend most people to get. If the stuff that you have to move goes over the original estimate, you won’t have to pay over an agreed-upon amount. If your belongings are lighter or are smaller than quoted, you’ll only have to pay for the actual cost.
Around Town Movers is a moving company that has helped countless individuals and families throughout Arlington, VA, and its surrounding areas to minimize the stress of a big move. If you are interested in taking advantage of our services, please give us a call at (703) 682-5922, or fill out our contact form to book an appointment today.