One of the things that can make moving to a new home stressful is to have any type of unexpected event occur. These surprises, at any point during the moving process can stress you out and put your move in jeopardy.
One way to avoid surprises is to ensure you receive an accurate estimate for your move. While we call it an estimate, you can get an accurate snapshot of what your move will cost by working with your moving company.
If you are moving soon, it is absolutely essential that you get a moving survey conducted from a reputable moving company. Here are a few tips to ensure you have no surprises on moving day.
Never get a moving estimate by phone or e-mail
The only way homeowners can get an accurate estimate for a moving job is to have that visually performed. Many who claim to be in the moving industry say they can give you an estimate by filling out a form on their website or even a quick phone call. Common sense tells us that this may not be accurate.
In person moving surveys
An in person moving survey is one way to determine how much your move will cost. It’s also a great way to get to know your moving professional and ask them any questions. It’s important however to show them everything that needs to be moved including any other structures on your property.
Virtual moving surveys are becoming more popular
Moving companies have adopted virtual surveys in the past two years. One of the reasons was COVID-19. However, here at Humboldt, we were executing virtual surveys long before the pandemic and found them to be a great tool in providing an accurate assessment for homeowners. Bottom line, virtual surveys are becoming more widely accepted. We highly recommend virtual surveys for many of our clients.