Once you decide on OC moving services, they will send a team member out to your place to give you a moving estimate. In short, a moving estimate (sometimes called a moving quote) is simply an estimate of the total costs of moving. A moving estimate is determined by the number of items you have, how far you will be moving, and any other logistical challenges facing the move. (Quick note: If a moving company does not say anything about giving you an estimate, then look elsewhere. Not giving an estimate is a huge red flag for a moving scam,)
Kinds of Moving Quotes
There are two main types of moving estimates, over the phone and in-person estimates Over the phone estimate are less hassle as you can document your items over the phone, but they tend to be less accurate than in-person moving estimates.
For an in-person estimate, a team member will physically come to your location and take stock of what needs to be moved. This is the most accurate way or determining moving costs. Many OC moving services such as Priority offer free moving quotes to customers.
What Factors Go into a Moving Estimate?
Many different factors affect the final value of your moving estimate. Some factors include:
– The number of items you have and how much of the truck they will take up
– How easy it is to move the items
– Total weight of the inventory
– Total distance of the move
– Number of stairs or elevators the team will have to deal with
– Time of year
– Extra moving services, i.e. packing, crafting, etc…
Since every move is unique, there is no set price for a moving estimate—it is all done on a case-by-case basis.
Binding vs Non-binding Estimates
For a binding moving estimate, the moving company cannot change the price on moving day, even if you add or subtract items before the actual move. In other words, you will pay exactly what the quote says.
Non-binding estimates are more flexible and moving companies can change the final quote before or on moving day. There are some limitations though. For non-binding estimates, moving companies cannot charge more than 110% of the initial estimate.
If you are looking for reliable OC moving services, give Priority Moving a call at 858-256-4808 to schedule a free moving estimate. Our full-service team of professional movers have over 20 years of combined experience and will work with you to plan every step of your move.