Hiring moving experts to help you with your move will definitely make your life a lot easier. The first step is in finding a mover is to reach out to a few companies and get estimates. If it’s your first time doing so, you might be surprised to learn that there is actually more than one kind of moving estimate. Here’s what you need to know about each of them.
1. Non-Binding Estimate
A non-binding estimate should be approached with extreme caution. With this type of estimate, the moving company doesn’t actually need to honor the original quote given over the phone or online. They may give you a low estimate initially only to charge you extra in person if they determine that the items that need to be moved are heavier than what they expected.
2. Binding Estimate
A binding estimate means that the home movers need to honor the flat fee that they provide you. While this is definitely better than a non-binding estimate since there are no unpleasant surprises, what you need to remember is that a binding estimate could go both ways. This means if they overestimate the size or weight of your items, you will not get a discount.
3. Binding Not to Exceed
A binding not to exceed estimate is the most popular option and is one that we recommend. If your items end up weighing or measuring more than what the moving company initially thought, you won’t have to pay anything more. But, if your items end up being lighter or smaller, you will receive a discount.
Tiger Moving & Storage has helped countless people throughout New Jersey with their moves. If you are in need of dependable and honest movers to help you make the moving process go as smoothly as possible, turn to us for help. To book an appointment, please give us a call at (973) 227-5250 or fill out our contact form to request a quick quote today.