An on-site estimate can make a world of difference when it comes to getting an accurate estimate for your local or long distance relocation. This new Alpha Moving and Storage article will demonstrate why on-site estimates are so important and will show you how to properly receive them.

Why Getting an On-Site Estimate is so Important

An on-site estimator will come to your house, inspect all your items and prepare an accurate inventory list. Additionally, the on-site estimator will be able to offer you an accurate assessment of packing and packing materials necessary for your relocation. The estimator will also be able to inspect parking arrangements, flights of stairs and so on.

Questions you Should Ask Your On-Site Estimator

Ask your on-site estimator for references for the moving company he represents. The estimator should leave you with a written estimate detailing all costs. The estimate must also contain a detailed account of the packing and packing materials required for the move. Ask your estimator whether his estimate includes packing. If you are moving long distance, you should ask the estimator about the terms of delivery and the timeframe it would take to deliver your goods.

Receiving Several On-Site Estimates and Making a Selection

When getting on-site estimates, our recommendation is to receive no more than three written estimates from reputable companies you trust and have thoroughly checked their reputation. Your final comparison should take into account following variables: the reputation of each company, the bottom-line price, the services offered in this price, whether or not packing and packing materials are included, and whether or not the moving company is local. Please contact Alpha Moving and Storage if you have any more questions about receiving an on-site estimate.

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  • Avatar Mark Schol ★★★★★ in the last week
    We’ve moved a few times recently and had bad experiences. The folks at Alpha were responsive, courteous, and professional. They showed up to our home before … More the move to walk through and make sure we both understood the services provided and to give a realistic quote. They came in at budget and are comparable to other companies we reached out to. The crew worked with us and asked questions as the day went along and—believe it or not—nothing was broken. We’re hoping to stay put for a long time in our new home, but if we have to move again, we’ll be giving them a call.
  • Avatar Dolly von Hollen ★★★★★ a week ago
    I've used Alpha for 4 recent moves. I keep coming back to them because they are professional, timely and courteous. They go out of their way to accommodate … More my requests. I can't imagine using a different company.
  • Avatar Andrew Lang ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Alpha and their crew were amazing! Don’t waste your time calling the others movers listed on Hoboken Girl! Just call Alpha! Alpha was recommended to my … More by a friend who has used them multiple times. Let’s be honest, moving sucks. Alpha took the stress out of it and showed up exactly on time. I had to move my apartment into storage and on short notice. All the other movers said they were not available or quoted me over $3k. Alpha provided me a full pack and partial pack option and explained it was an estimate and I would be billed based on time and items. Well, I ended up doing a majority of the packing myself and they only charged for time and items which was significantly less than the original estimate. They also managed to get my whole apartment into a 10x10 storage unit. I was amazed!


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