RISMEDIA, March 21, 2009-Your clients are faced with many challenges, and now more than ever they are looking for ways to cut costs, cut down necessities, and still have everything they want. Below are some tips you can give your clients to cut down the cost of their move and at the same time get the service they need:
De-Clutter – Now is the time to clean out your closet and get rid of anything that you don’t need. That old heavy desk in the corner that is not being used and the treadmill that doubles as a clothes hanger. Having a garage sale or giving things to charity will help reduce the weight and cost of a move.
Get a ‘Binding Not-to-exceed’ estimate – One of the costs contributing to a move is the weight of the shipment. With this estimate, if your actual weight is more than the written estimate, you still pay for only the amount of the estimate. But if your actual weight is less than the estimate, then your costs can go down.
Get full replacement ‘valuation’ coverage- When you move, things can get damaged. This coverage is what will protect your goods in the event of any damage.
Furniture assembly & reassembly – If you have a large desk, entertainment center, or table that has to be taken apart and put back together, do it yourself to cut down on costs. If that is not possible, make sure the company you use has these services so you can take advantage of them.
Get a reputable mover – It is important to use a mover that is going to provide the level of service promised to you. Check out the better business bureau website to make sure they are what they say they are.
For more information, call Mickey Matteson, Account Executive or visit www.moveadvocate.com/agent.