Moving Quote Tips

Dated: January 17 2024

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                  Ask the Right Questions: Tips for

                         Getting Moving Quotes

Buying and selling a home can be stressful. Once you’re ready to move,

the relief can leave you vulnerable to scams. Frankly, you’re so happy to be

“done” that you can overlook red flags in your excitement. To protect your

belongings and avoid extra costs or loss, learn the signs of scams when


The first step is to do your research. Always make sure the moving

company comes to physically inspect your belongings and gives you a firm

quote. Some companies may try to give you a quote based on the size of

your home or number of bedrooms, then charge you more based on time or

weight. Do not hire these companies. A reputable company will spend the

time to come to your home.

Next, it’s critical to check references. Ask for local references and call them.

Online references and reviews can also be a good way to learn more about

service and their response to problems. Ask about how they handle

damage and check reviews for the insurance they offer. Ideally, you want a

third-party insurance company and you may even have coverage with your

own homeowner’s insurance.

Finally, get multiple quotes. Read the contracts carefully and make sure

you ask about anything that can change during the move, such as delay

fees, storage fees, or weight charges. Never make a large upfront payment

and most companies only require a small deposit at the time of the move.

It’s natural to relax after the close of a new home, but you can avoid moving

scams by staying vigilant and trust your instincts. Ask about anything that

doesn’t make sense and check references. The lowest cost provider is

likely low cost for a reason.

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MoveLiveLoveTx Team

Peter and Vicky Royster, the dynamic duo behind MoveLiveLoveTx Team, are not just real estate experts but also passionate advocates for turning houses into homes. With a shared commitment to helping i....

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