• Lewis Barton

How to choose the best quote for you!

Well, it has been another busy few months for Toowoomba Sensitive Freight. We have been all over our beautiful state and beyond, moving great people into their new homes. Although many families in our region have had their fair share of extraordinarily challenging circumstances, the strength of our community and the resilient spirit of the people we meet day to day is remarkable.

With so many people uprooting within Toowoomba and the surrounding areas, ensuring that the service we provide remains of the highest possible standard is the focus of our business. And that great service all starts with the quoting process.

As soon as you know that you are going to be moving to a new house, you should be sourcing and comparing quotes from local moving companies. Whether through a house moving specific online platform (like https://au.moving24.com and https://www.findamover.com.au ), through an online search for local businesses, or a recommendation from a friend. In this world of fast information, you can probably get quotes from multiple businesses in just a few minutes, the prices often varying significantly. So how do you choose? The first thing that people tend to search for is the proposed “cost estimate” and look for the smallest number. Although we completely understand this tendency, it may not always serve you well. After all, who are these nameless, faceless companies?

You need to make sure that you have complete trust in the company you choose to engage with as they will eventually be entrusted with all your belongings in their possession. You also want to ensure that you are not being over charged for services that you don’t need. Or, as you have only received a cost estimate online, you could be struck with hidden costs and additional charges that were not made clear to you from the start.

So, here is what you do…

INSIST ON AN IN-HOUSE INSPECTION!

I know that we are all busy and that moving quotes may not be a priority. However, if you want to ensure that you are receiving the absolute best value for money and build a trustworthy relationship with your removal company, there is no better way. Let me outline the benefits for you as the client, as well as for the moving company.

YOU Save Money.

Although you may have received cost estimates or hourly rates for a lesser amount, remember that is all they are, estimates! Often deliberately low to get your attention and it will not be until moving day when you are hit with a bill for a much larger amount than you were expecting or were led to believe would be issued. But, If a representative of the business has been out to visually inspect the goods and the scope of work involved, then (providing you have been forthcoming) the quote that you receive will be accurate and fixed. The moving industry is very competitive and moving companies understand that in order to secure a job, they need to put their most competitive price forward. If they are quoting on a residential removal based on an inventory or just a phone conversation, they will almost certainly make sure to over estimate the work involved to cover any additional costs that they may incur for un-foreseen circumstances.

YOU Save heartache.

We all know moving home is stressful enough. Now imagine how that stress would be escalated if the removals truck was too small to fit all your possessions in. Or, they arrived without the correct equipment to safely move all your goods without damage to property or your possessions. There are many unique challenges and factors associated with residential moves, most of which would be un-foreseen by the average customer. It is the job of a trained and experienced moving consultant to identify these factors and find solutions to ensure a smooth and seamless move day. A good moving consultant will be able to advise you on things such as timeframes, packing tips, estimated number of cartons, what needs to be prepared by you and what will be prepared by the removalists.

YOUR Peace of mind.

Like many industries, ours has its fair share of unqualified, in-experienced and under insured operators out to make a quick buck. Although these individuals don’t typically last long in business, they are always popping up. It is becoming increasingly easy now for someone to set-up what looks like a professional moving company. The best way to make sure the company you are dealing with is professional, experienced and offering a quality service is to have a representative meet you at your home and conduct a thorough inspection. Once completed, you will be able to rest easy in the knowledge that you are dealing with a professional removalist.

I hope this has been helpful to anyone starting the moving process.

Thanks for reading.

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