Some moving companies' websites include an online form for you to fill out, which they then use to give you a quote on your move. While an online quote may be fast, at Morgan Manhattan we will only base our estimate on an on-site survey of your move, and not just the contents of a form. Do you really know how many boxes of china you'll fill? If online estimates were accurate, why does almost every customer say "I had no idea how much stuff I had"?
In order for you to get a proper, well thought-out estimate, one of our moving consultants will be happy to visit your home to:
- Discuss your issues and concerns
- View the specific logistical challenges of your residence
- Make a record of your property to be moved
Another moving company may give you a lower initial estimate, but that apparent bargain doesn't mean much when their original figure balloons due to an inaccurate estimate. Morgan Manhattan is anxious to get your business, but unlike some other moving companies, we will never deliberately underestimate your move to get it. In fact, we train our estimators to include every factor in their figure, so if anything, you get an estimate that is intentionally higher rather than lower. Remember that after all is said and done, you'll end up paying for actual work done. Don't be caught in the "lowball estimate" game.
If done without actually seeing your particular situation and inspecting your belongings, a moving company's quote could be off dramatically. Important methods to pack and move your belongings could be overlooked. The only way you can be sure to get a true assessment of the size and scope of your move is through an expert survey and meeting with you in your home.
In fact, our own research suggests that a person filling in an online form will understate the amount of property to be moved by 40% to 100% — hardly the basis for an accurate quote.
Morgan Manhattan uses state-of-the-art equipment to tally all of your goods, and supply you with a computer-generated chart showing you all the things you are moving and the size and weight of the various items. With these tools at your disposal, you can be sure that there will be no surprises after the move is underway. According to our surveys, over 80% of our customers report that the final cost we charged was either right on … or lower than the estimated amount.
At Morgan Manhattan we try to discuss every issue, consider every alternative and review all of your options with you BEFORE we finalize a strategy for your move and present a price.
Filling out an online form and submitting it for an estimate may sound easy… but we're not aiming for the easy way, we are trying to give you your estimate the RIGHT way!
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