Whether moving across town or cross country, the process of moving a family and furniture is a huge task. At the heart of estimating the cost of a move is a complete inventory of the customerâ€™s furniture and goods.
Online PR News – 18-May-2012 – Maryland – Whether moving across town or cross country, the process of moving a family and furniture is a huge task. At the heart of estimating the cost of a move is a complete inventory of the customerâ€™s furniture and goods.
Moving companies use two methods for pricing a moving cost estimate: hourly and flat rate. State departments of transportation can provide customers with the most recent rates. An hourly rate estimate includes the amount of time required to pack, load and unload the inventory and the travel time required. In a sense, an hourly estimate is open ended because unforeseen events can cause the move to take longer than estimated.
Flat rate moving firms approach estimating the cost of a move differently. Once a complete inventory is determined, the estimator determines how much time will be required to accomplish the move from start to finish and gives the customer an inclusive and guaranteed flat rate estimate for the move. This way, the customer knows up front how much the move will cost and the mover is bound to stand by their estimate.
There are several items to consider when getting a flat rate estimate:
Research and compare several companies.
Check the their experience and reputation.
Do a thorough and accurate inventory of the items to be moved.
Local moves are considered to be intrastate, that is, within one state. Even if the moving distance is over 100 miles, it is still considered intrastate as long the load does not cross the stateâ€™s border.
All moving companies must be full insured and licensed in accordance with the laws of the state(s) they operate in. Interstate movers crossing state borders must be in compliance with federal licensing and insurance laws.
Check potential movers out.
Customers should get all flat rate quotes for a move in writing and signed by the mover. Once signed, the estimate is binding.
flat rate movers is a successful and respected full service flat rate moving company that serves residential and commercial customers in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and New York. The company is licensed and insured to operate in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and New York. They are also federally licensed and insured as an interstate mover.
About the company:
Flat Rate Movers is a state of the art moving company that can conduct a move of any distance and size efficiently, professionally and at a substantial savings.