Are you thinking about moving soon, but not sure if you want to bother with multiple moving estimates? There are many reasons to get quotes from different moving companies. It allows you to get the best rate and to pick a mover you are comfortable with for your relocation. Additionally, moving estimates help us too!
Why Do We Need to Complete a Visual Estimate?
At Simonik, we provide a free visual moving estimate for all of our customers. However, this isn’t a perk, it’s a necessity to ensure that we can provide you with an accurate quote for your relocation.
Any reputable moving company in Central and Northern New Jersey will need to conduct an estimate of your belongings before you move. More than that, onsite visits and video calls allow us to determine if your property has any challenges we need to consider, such as street parking only or stairs that need to be navigated.
How We Price Local Moves in Central and Northern New Jersey
An in-town move is usually priced at an hourly rate in addition to fuel costs for the truck. Our hourly rates include the:
- Number of movers needed for the job
- Hours it takes to complete the work
It’s common for residential movers in New Jersey to charge hourly for local moves. This is because the trip is quick and most of the cost is based on the time it takes our movers to get the job finished.
How We Price Long-Distance Moves
Simonik Moving & Storage charges differently for long-distance moving services, like many other moving companies. Since it’s harder to keep track of hours and there are more costs associated with a cross-country move, we charge rates based on the weight of your shipment.
During your initial moving assessment, our professional estimator will create a computerized inventory of your items with a general estimate for each item’s weight. The estimator will total the weight of everything and create a flat rate for your move. Usually, the carrier’s tariff rate combined with the overall shipment weight is used for the estimate.
Additional Services Affect Your Quote
If you need more than basic transportation for your Central and Northern New Jersey move, it will also increase your moving costs. As a full-service mover, we offer options like:
- Moving Supplies
The costs of these additional services will be estimated and included in your moving quote by the estimator.
What is a Binding Versus a Non-Binding Estimate?
If you are shopping for multiple quotes with different moving companies, you may have heard about both binding and non-binding estimates. Some movers offer a non-binding estimate for your move that can change in the future. For instance, the movers come up against an unexpected expense, such as needing more manpower than they initially thought when creating the estimate. The mover can pass this expense onto you by increasing their quote.
A binding estimate is a ‘locked in’ rate that protects you from unanticipated fees and charges. If you are on a budget, ask your mover for a binding estimate to give yourself a little peace of mind that the move quote won’t suddenly balloon in price.
Find Out More About a Moving Estimate from Simonik Moving & Storage
As an agent of Allied Van Lines, Simonik Moving & Storage has the tools and resources to help you get to any part of the world. As a BBB-accredited company, you know we also follow ethical business practices.
Consider asking our New Jersey long-distance movers for an estimate today. We’ll be glad to set up an appointment for you.
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