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Video Estimates

Video Estimate Service

 

Video Estimate Concept

Getting a specific moving cost in advance will help you plan your budget and avoid unplanned expenses. But it is a challenge to fit moving procedures into your always-tight NYC schedule. Luckily, with the modern age and advanced technologies, you can do almost anything online. Use your smartphone and get a video estimate price quoteIt’s a time-saving strategy that allows you to schedule a video survey with your movers, instead of the traditional way by visiting your home. A video estimate is a convenient solution for a tight moving schedule since you can get an accurate quote within hours. Moving quotes are customized to fit your specific needs and provide clear guidelines when it comes to your moving expenses.

We have access to technology that has been underutilized in the moving industry until now. Your smart phone unlocks the ability to no longer have to let a moving company in your front door to conduct an estimate! An easy, secure live video chat will allow you the control and flexibility for showing a moving company what you want to move.

How to make a video estimate call?

A Woman Getting a Video Estimate

You can schedule a live tour of your home in advance. It is as simple as chatting with a friend. Turn on a camera on your device (you can use a smartphone, tablet, or laptop) and do a walkthrough of your entire home with a moving company representative. After having a detailed floor plan, they will provide the moving price quote. It only takes a few easy steps:

  1. Schedule a video estimate
  2. Pick a time slot that works best for you 
  3. A team member from the moving company will call you at your chosen time
  4. Obtain an estimate for your move

Quick guide for a video-call:

Have a plan 

Work out some of the details regarding your move. The time when you want to move should be one of the information available. If not sure about the exact day, you should have at least an idea about the date. You should also know a new destination of your residence, as moving interstate or moving to another country makes a big difference in the price quote. 

Prepare questions 

Check out all the areas of your home to see if anything requires special attention, like some pieces that might be antiques or high-end. It is a good idea to write questions down to make sure not to forget anything.

Walk around 

Get ready for your video call by making all the furniture visible, including its content. Open kitchen cabinets, drawers, closets. Proceed to guide a representative through one room at a time. While you are doing a walkthrough of your home, address any complications like elevators and corners. 

Inquire about hidden costs 

Some additional charges might apply and come as a surprise once the moving day comes. Make sure you understand what is included in a quote and what might be charged extra. The most often additional expenses apply for: packing services and specialty packing supplies, long carry charges, disassembling/reassembling furniture charge, storage unit charge (if your furniture needs to be stored for some time before moving in), cancelation charges, etc. 

How is the video estimate quote calculated? 

Moving load

Packed Household Stuff for Moving Into New House

The overall weight or the size of your belongings affects your moving cost. Some moving companies charge by total weight, while some others base their moving estimates on the square footage (how much space your belongings take up in a moving truck). It will save you money to consider whether you have mostly light but large items or your furniture is mostly smaller in size and heavier. The next step is to ask your movers what they base their estimate on so that you can plan the way you will pack if you decide to do it yourself.

Distance 

Naturally, moving interstate will cost less than moving to another state. There are a few reasons for this−consider the amount of gas used, labor costs, and the number of hours to complete the move. All of these factors might change the price significantly. So before you make a video call, decide if you will be moving long-distance (usually over 50 miles),

Time of the year

Pricing is usually higher during summer because it’s peak season. Time of the week or the month can also affect the price, as it is usually more affordable to move in the middle of the week and the middle of the month. Sometimes you can save money simply by changing your moving date for a few weeks

Required moving services

What is it that you need the most during the move? Perhaps it is primarily a packing service or a large truck that can fit your large furniture pieces without reassembling. Maybe it is an office move, moving artwork, or transporting objects like the piano. Different companies offer different services. Make sure you understand which aspects are included, and what are your requirements. By doing so, you will be able to compare moving quotes and choose the most suitable one.

How long a video estimate takes?

  • 1 bedroom takes about 5 minutes
  • 2 bedrooms take about 10 minutes
  • 3 bedrooms take about 15 minutes 

The goal of the video moving estimate is to save you a significant amount of time in the ever-busy New York schedule. At the same time, it should also help you save some money by planning a budget and choosing the right moving company. However, don’t rush into going for the most affordable quote before you understand all aspects included. Check out the company’s reliability and reviews to make sure you are getting the service you are paying for. 

Not only making an online estimate is more convenient for you as the consumer, but movers will be more prepared for your move since they’ve captured the first-hand experience. Getting a moving price quote is the first step to the start of your successful move. Secondly, you will have to decide on self-service movers or full-service movers. 

When getting a quote, opt for a cheap moving company that stands for a transparent pricing system, like Dumbo moving company. We’ve listened to your feedback and feel confident that the virtual experience will be the most convenient for you during the stressful time of moving. If you still prefer the traditional way over online chat, we will visit you and provide an accurate on-site estimate quote.