Moving Tips: Visual Estimates

  • By EZ Movers Inc.
  • 19 Aug, 2017
E-Z Movers, a professional full-service moving company in Skokie, is dedicated to providing the most cost-effective moving services with the best customer service. These tips on visual estimates will help you ensure a smooth, hassle-free move.

What is a visual estimate?

In moving terms, a visual estimate is when a moving company comes to your home and looks at your belongings, and makes an inventory list of everything that is going to be moved. Usually, the customer walks through the home with the movers and lets them know if any items or furniture are staying and not being moved.

The purpose of a visual estimate is to give you a quote that tells you how much it will cost to move your belongings.

The benefits of a visual estimate

Visual estimates are the best way to get an accurate moving quote. When movers are able to see everything they’re moving and make a detailed inventory list, they will be able to figure out how long the move will take, what size truck you’ll need, and other important details that can affect the cost of the move.

Visual estimates and local moves

Most moving companies provide visual estimates for people who are moving from a local area—for example, E-Z Movers offers visual estimates for Chicago movers and those in the Chicagoland area.

Getting an accurate quote without a visual estimate

If you’re moving a long distance and can’t get a visual estimate, it’s important to give the movers a realistic idea of the moving job. The more accurate and detailed you are when reporting your household inventory list, the more realistic your moving quote will be.

You should also ask the moving company about factors that can affect the price of your move, such as any extra fees or moving insurance.
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