Get the Best Moving Company Deal Before Relocating to The Plaza

May 12th, 2015

Are you planning to relocate to our Foster City apartments at The Plaza? We would recommend hiring a moving company to help make the process go smoothly. Here’s how to get the best deal on a moving company:

family with mover

Source: iStock.com/kzenon

  • Avoid Scams: Before you hire a moving company based on the low costs, make sure they are a reliable company so you do not get scammed. The company should be licensed and insured, do an in-home estimate and give a realistic quote. Talk to your family and friends, and read online reviews to see what companies are reliable and who to avoid.
  • Compare Companies: Once you have a list of reliable moving companies, research their quotes, services and whether or not they will lower their prices if you drop any services.
  • Negotiate The Quote: Movers are usually competing with other companies, so try negotiating the price. The company may lower the quote to match, or beat, their competition.
  • Book Early: You do not want to get stuck paying a last-minute booking fee, so try to book the company in advance.
  • Lighten The Load: Go through your belongings and get rid of unwanted items. You may be able to get a better deal if you lighten the load.
  • Be Aware of Extra Costs: If the company charges extra for moving large or specialty items, ask your friends to help you move those items. This will allow you to avoid those extra fees.
  • Pack Yourself: Why pay a packing fee when you can pack everything yourself? This also allows you to pack your items the way you see fit.

We hope these tips show you how to get the best deal on a moving company. Our team encourages you to contact us at The Plaza for more information regarding our community’s moving process.

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