You might think it’s the case of picking up the phone and setting a date, but booking a removals company takes a bit more effort than that.
Any removals company worth their salt will pop around to assess what you need as a bare minimum. And if you’re avoiding a service like this to save cash, think again. If they don’t know what they’re doing, a removals firm could charge above and beyond the money they deserve for the job. But how can you make sure you’re getting good value? knowing what to expect from your move consultation, for one, is essential.
What is a Move Consultation?
A move consultation is where we get to find out a bit more about you. We’ll take the time to learn what you need, the size of your property, and when you’re looking to move. From here, we’ll be able to give you an accurate quote for the whole move (including any heavy lifting).
How Long Will My Consultation Take?
That depends entirely on one thing – whether we speak over the phone, or book an in-house visit.
Over the phone consultation can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes, as we’ll ask you to walk us around your home and talk us through what’s in each room. If you’d prefer us to come to you, it’s best to leave an hour free to allow us to be thorough.
What Will I Need to Tell You?
First things first, we’ll need to know everything you want moved, as it’ll give us an idea of what sized vehicle we’ll need to bring. If you’ve got a garden, please don’t forget to tell us about any furniture within that you’d like to bring.
Here are some of the other questions we’ll usually ask you:
– How close to your property can we park a lorry?
– How many flights of stairs are there?
– How far is the internal walk?
– How large is your property?
– Are there any obstacles you think might be tricky for us to navigate?
It’s important you give us as much detail as possible, as our quote will be built upon your answers. To help us not overquote you, we need to have a solid picture of exactly how much needs to be done.
Is Budget an Issue?
Understandably, we can’t work for free, but budget is rarely an issue for our clients. Why? Because we’ve got so many different options to help you move house.
To find out how you could benefit from our service, as well as learn about the self-storage we can offer you, get in touch today.