Some movers like to charge flat rates on their moving services. This means that instead of charging for their assistance by the hour, they settle on a flat rate. For instance, if you decide to use a mover’s full packing services, you’ll be charged for the total of services at once since your charges are all wrapped into one flat fee. A lot of people find it easier to go with movers that charge flat rates on their services. By hiring flat rate movers, you won’t come across any surprises added to the total of your bill at the end of your relocation. In fact, you’ll know what you owe for moving services before the process of relocation even gets started.
Flat rate movers are located all over the states. To find one nearest to where you live, simply jump on the Internet and search for “flat rate movers nearby.” A list of moving companies will appear. Go through your options, checking out the websites of each prospective mover and collecting the contact info for those that you’d like to call for a quote. Once you have created your own small list containing all the important information regarding the movers you are interested in, call them to ask questions and receive an estimate for their services.
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The Importance of Collecting Quotes
It’s in your best interest to collect quotes from several movers before deciding on a flat rate mover to hire. Once you’ve checked out the websites of potential movers with great reputations and you have narrowed your list down to a few that you would like to learn more about, it’s time to contact each one to ask questions and receive an estimate. The best part about calling in for a quote is that it gives you the opportunity to ask questions. Ask about the mover’s credentials, services, rates, insurance coverage and anything else you may be concerned about.
After you have had time to discuss your options and ask questions over the phone with a representative, ask for a free quote. Since you are calling flat rate movers, these quotes will likely be close to or exactly what you’ll pay on your final bill after the relocation is complete. Movers that charge hourly or by other means aren’t able to predict a customer’s final bill until the job is finished. When you have quotes from several professional movers, compare your notes and the rates of each one and decide who you’d like to call and schedule your move with.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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