What to Look for in Your Long-Distance Move Estimate

So, the dust has settled, and you have at least three estimates to choose from for your long-distance move. You may have noticed that they are all similarly priced. That doesn’t mean they are all equal, though. Many estimates include different services or surcharges that other companies don’t have. The following are some things to be aware of the next time you are deciding upon an estimate for your state-to-state relocation.


Too many homeowners operate under the assumption that packing is included in their estimate because the moving company says they offer that service. When you are talking to the moving company representative, ask for a quote with and without packing. This will allow you to determine if it is more cost-effective for you to have the moving company pack or to pack your belongings yourself.

Binding or Nonbinding

This is one of the most essential things to determine when choosing between the moving companies Las Vegas has to offer. A binding estimate means they are bound to give you the price you agreed upon at the weight you agreed upon. Nonbinding estimates mean things that can change on the day of the move if the situation is different. For peace of mind and clarity on the day of the move, you always want to choose the company offering the binding estimate. They can’t offer a binding contract unless they do a visual inspection of your residence and what you plan to move. Avoid any company that says they are giving you a binding estimate over the phone.

Ask If They Contract

Some companies have their own movers and some contract out movers. This is something that will be indicated in most estimates. Always move with a company that uses their own in-house movers as they have more streamlined communication leading to better customer service.