Four Benefits of an In-Home Estimate Before Your Next Move

Before you arrange your next move, spring for an in-home estimate. To most effectively move your home, you will need to an in-home estimate. Below are four major benefits of getting an in-home estimate before getting started with your residential move.

Benefit #1: Accuracy

Unlike a moving quote obtained online or over the phone, an in-home estimate is the most accurate way to anticipate your moving costs. Nothing compares with a representative from the moving company walking through your home to see exactly what needs moving, as well as spot any potential hurdles that might cause surprise price increases or moving delays.

Benefit #2: Best Price

Because in-home estimates are the most accurate quotes possible, they allow you to more effectively compare prices among different moving companies. Since all the moving companies will see the same home and the same items that need moving, it's easier to have an apples-to-apples comparison. This, in turn, will allow you to choose the best price among available moving companies.

Benefit #3: Avoid Unexpected Price Jumps

Without actually seeing your home and items that need moving, a moving company will make assumptions about the move. But often, these assumptions are incorrect. This can lead to a surprise bump in price that you must pay before you can take back your property and unload it in your new home. In-home estimates avoid these situations.

Benefit #4: Avoid Unexpected Logistical Surprises on Moving Day

Another surprise you can avoid with an in-home estimate is a problem with the movers not having the right tools, movers or moving truck for your home. Imagine the nightmare scenario where your home is empty and everything packed in boxes, but it turns out the truck for the move is just a little bit too small to carry everything. This requires the moving company to acquire a second truck or move everything into a larger truck, causing massive delays. In-home estimates can prevent these unexpected delays from happening. If you're interested in moving your home and understand the importance of getting an in-home estimate, consider getting one from our team at Nilson Van and Storage. Contact us before your next residential move.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.