Planning a successful residential move is an art of sorts. Many times, there's so much to do when planning to move to a new address. From calling up utility companies to inform them of the move to packing fragile household items, a homeowner can easily get overwhelmed.
Of the various things that need to be done when planning a residential move, hiring the right moving company is perhaps the most important. This article discusses a few things that every homeowner should ask for before they enlist the services of a residential moving company.
A Binding Quote
Many times, moving companies will offer an initial quote for the service(s) to be rendered. A large number of prospective clients will choose the moving company/specialist whose initial quote features the lowest hourly rate for service provision. While this may be a perfectly fine decision, it should be noted that residential/commercial moves will rarely stick to the time schedule indicated in the initial quote. In the event that the move takes longer than had been expected, the client may find him/herself paying much more for the services rendered in the form of spiraling costs.
The binding quote is designed to protect clients from the kind of scenario discussed above. When a moving company/specialist issues a binding quote (s)he will first evaluate the scope of work involved in the move before giving a maximum figure for all services to be rendered. The binding quote prohibits the mover from charging anything more than the maximum figure quoted regardless of what happens during the move.
Evidence Of Fleet Tracking And Management
A prospective client should also ask for evidence that their preferred moving company treats the question of fleet tracking with utmost seriousness.
A moving company that invest in proper fleet tracking and management is basically trying to assure their clients that it does not leave anything to chance in the manner in which the company conducts business.
Satellite-based fleet tracking and management systems are preferred for moving companies because they allow for up-to-the minute monitoring of moving vehicles on transit.
Evidence Of Relevant Licenses
This is an especially important for those moving from one state to another. Moving companies that provide inter-state services must be licensed to transact business in both jurisdictions (i.e. the destination of origin and the final/new destination).
Under normal circumstances, a reputable moving company/removalists will not hesitate to present a prospective client with the above-mentioned items.Share
29 April 2016
I'm going on a year of foreign exchange, so I am moving all of my stuff into a storage unit until I get back so I can save money on rent. I don't have much money so I am trying to do this for as little money as possible as I want to make sure that I know the best way to pack things to save space and get the smallest possible unit. This blog has some of the tricks that I have picked up in packing my household in the most space-efficient way and should be useful for anyone else packing up a household for storage.