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Why an In-Home Estimate Is Necessary for Your Next Move

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Did you know residential moves vary greatly in price?

Depending on how you handle each leg of your journey, residential moves can be very affordable. They can also double your budget. Because cost varies so widely, it’s important to get the best guideline possible for potential costs. Invite your mover to your home for an in-home estimate, and roll into your move well prepared.

In-House Estimates Don’t Lie

At Nilson Van, we perform estimates at your property for a reason. There’s nothing like seeing your belongings to know how much time, space and effort will be needed to move them. Specifying the size of your house or apartment really doesn’t help. A rough estimate can be made based on jobs of similar size, but until they see your furniture, your mover won’t know how much time your move will take.

What Happens When You Can’t Pay

Horror stories abound of people who couldn’t pay their moving fees. What happens next is largely determined by local laws and location. In some areas, movers have the right to put your property in storage until you pay off your bill. Others can tack on storage fees on top of that rate. What you considered a low estimate could count as highway robbery if you wind up using the wrong company.

Make sure you always ask for—and check—mover references. Ask about the expense, but also about moving time and property condition upon arrival. Value protection is an important factor in which company to select. Make sure it’s included somehow in your moving contract.

Contact us for a free quote on commercial or residential moves. Never trust a moving business that gives quotes over the phone. Insist they meet you in person, so you can head into the process well informed.



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