How Household Moving Quotes are Calculated
Household moving quotes are a bit different from simple auto transport quotes because there’s a lot more involved in the moving aspect than just a vehicle. A car is easy to quote – they all come in specific makes and models and change only slightly from year to year. Sure, there are many differences in price between a small coupe and a large pickup truck, but that has everything to do with weight and the size of the vehicle. Household moving quotes are similar in the sense that they are based heavily on the weight of your household goods and the overall size of the move – in other words, not just weight but also quantity.
Of course, any quote that you get online should be taken with a grain of salt, because online quotes cannot get accurate enough with the information they are given. On our household moving quote form, you can enter in how many bedrooms’ worth of material you are transporting, as most household moves tend to fall within average price ranges based on how many bedrooms are involved in the move. Typically, with quotes like this, your household moving company will do an initial pricing based on where you are shipping from and to and how much stuff you’re moving. Nothing should be finalized until someone actually comes out to your home and does a real estimate of the weight of your goods.
Household moving quotes are not set in stone at this stage. When you fill out our free online quote form and get your free quotes in your e-mail, you’re essentially just looking at estimates. At that point there is no obligation to book your move with any of those companies; you’re basically just getting some information and getting a general idea of the range of prices you should be looking at. Getting quotes is the most important step you can take on your household moving journey, and you want to make sure that you get a good idea of what you’re going to finally pay. Make sure that you are up front with all your information; lying about what you’re shipping or where you’re moving from and to is only going to make things harder for you because it’s going to make things harder on the shipping company. If you have questions or concerns about how household moving quotes are calculated, or just need some more information about the whole process, feel free to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. They can help answer your questions as well as get you your free household moving quotes.