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Moving Estimate

Are you planning on relocating to another city soon? Then you’re probably wondering how much your move is going to cost so you can start planning your budget in advance. While there is no fixed price for every relocation, you can always request a moving estimate from your chosen company to get a general idea of how much money you should set aside and decide which relocation experts you should select for the move. Read on to find out more about what a moving quote is, why you shouldn’t hire a mover without requesting one, and what are the best ways to do it.

Ways to Calculate the Moving Costs

As we already mentioned, there are no fixed costs for every relocation. This is because every move differs in size, distance, and other factors. In addition to this, every company has its own price list and an array of solutions that may or may not affect the final costs. In order to know how much your relocation to a different city is going to cost, you should request a relocation estimate. When it comes to Flat Price, there are two ways in which you can do that.

The First Step: Use the Cost Calculator

Requesting a free moving estimate is as easy as filling out the form on our website. All you have to do is provide us with some basic information. For example, we will need to know the approximate locations of the pickup and delivery addresses (providing the city zip codes is usually enough), as well as the size of your home. These answers will let us better estimate the cost of your move.

Call to Request an Estimate

Although the free estimate calculator on our website is accurate, we always encourage our prospective clients to give us a call. Contact us, and one of our agents will be more than happy to calculate the estimate for you. This way, you will also have a chance to ask any questions you might have and get additional information and some useful tips for your move to another city. 

How Much Does the Average Move Cost

Answering this question isn’t exactly an easy task. There are so many factors that influence the final cost, that it is almost impossible to calculate the average. Things such as the start and endpoint of the relocation, the overall volume, and weight of the belongings being transported, as well as the solutions that a client has chosen all affect the final amount. Here are some tips on how to figure out what will affect the final amount.

Long Distance vs. Local Moves

For the most part, local moves are much cheaper than long-distance ones. This is due to several reasons. Obviously, the distance of the relocation greatly affects the costs. Moving a few blocks down the street with a local mover is bound to be priced lower than relocating to a different city or even the other side of the country. However, it is also important to mention that local moves usually don’t entail all the solutions that a long-distance one does. That is to say, if a person is relocating locally, they will be less likely to request car shipping services or storage. Longer moves, on the other hand, quite often include these solutions as well.

The Size of a Home and the Number of Bedrooms

If you take a look at the relocation quote form, you will notice that one of the questions has to do with the number of bedrooms in your household. This is mainly because the number of bedrooms is a good indicator to movers as to the approximate amount of belongings they will need to move. If you feel that in the case of your home, this is not the best way to estimate the size of the move, feel free to let our agents know. Their goal is to provide you with the most accurate quote they can calculate, so any additional information is welcome.

Other Things Affecting Moving Costs

Aside from the distance of the move and the size of your household, the solutions that you pick may affect the final price. For example, if you would like our movers to pack your belongings for you, this will affect the price of the relocation. Besides, you may want us to ship your car or provide you with a storage unit for some time. Whatever the case is, you should let our agents know when you call them to request an estimate. That way, you can be sure that they are providing you with the most accurate possible number. 

Some other minor things may affect the estimate as well. For example, if you live on the fifth floor of a building, carrying the boxes up and down those flights of stairs may come at an additional charge. 

Additionally, if the street you live in is too narrow for our truck to access your home, an additional van will have to be used. This, in turn, may add up to the final price. Make sure you ask our agents for more information regarding these details.

Packing and Other Services Included in the Price Estimate

Now that you have read our tips on how to request a relocation estimate and what affects the price, you might be wondering which solutions exactly are included in this estimate. This answer may vary from movers to movers, but in general, the usual relocation package includes some basic packing (mostly the wrapping and packing of your furniture), the loading and unloading of boxes, and the transport between the two addresses. Flat Price also offers free storage services for the first thirty days. In other words, if your new home isn’t move-in ready once your belongings have arrived, we will store all your items in a secure, climate-controlled unit for free for the first month. If you would like to use this solution for an extended period of time, let us know so we can provide you with an estimate. We also offer full customer support throughout the relocation process. This means that at any given moment during your move, you can give us a call to ask any questions you may have or request additional information.

Quotes Make it Easy to Choose a Mover

The main purpose of a moving estimate is, of course, to let you plan your budget in advance. However, quotes also serve another purpose. That is to say, while you’re on the hunt for the best relocation specialists to help you move, you should request an estimate from each of them. In this way, you will be able to compare their prices and choose the one that fits your budget best. However, you should beware of suspiciously cheap movers – these are usually fraudulent companies that will surprise you with unexpected charges later on during the move. Their main goal isn’t to help you move, but to take your money. Likewise, you should avoid companies that are priced too high. They will provide you with the same services as any other reliable team will, but they will overcharge you. The safest bet is to go with movers that are within the average price range. 

Have you chosen the right movers for yourself yet? If not, we have some good news – you can stop looking. Flat Price Auto Transport is at your service! We are a relocation company with lots of experience in the business. So far, we’ve helped countless individuals and families move all over the country, and we’re sure we can do the same for you. All you have to do is give our company a call and request your moving quote, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our agents will provide you with some useful tips and additional information regarding all our services, such as packing and unpacking, car shipping, storage, or packing supplies. Still not sure whether we’re the right choice for you? Take a look at the reviews our past clients wrote and see for yourself what makes us the best choice around. Give our company a call today to secure the best moving date available. We are looking forward to helping you relocate.

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