Questions to Ask Your Movers – Relocation Tips Video Series

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Questions to Ask Your Movers

Relocation Tips Video Series


There are important questions to ask your moversVideo #6 in my Relocation Tips Video Series is about the important questions you should ask your movers when selecting the right company to assist you with your move.



Here are the prior articles (with videos) in this series in case you missed them:


Video #5 - Buying vs. Renting When Relocating to Your New Home


Video #4 – Finding the Right REALTOR® to Help in Your Relocation


Video #3 – Moving with a Relocation Package


Video #2 – Getting Pre-Approved


Video #1 – Relocation Expenses


Introduction to Relocation Tips Video Series


there are important things to ask your moversA critical step in your relocation is to select the mover that will take your precious household goods from your current home to your new home. Not a small, or inexpensive task.


Unless you plan to pack it all up in a UHaul and drive across the country, you will be hiring a moving company.


Here are the essentials to ask the moving companies you are interviewing and obtaining estimate from (use at least 2). You will want to keep in mind the dates you need to be out of the house and when you can move into your new home or rental. If you are moving with a Relocation Package make sure you find out what the requirements are for hiring a mover. It may not be your decision!


  • be sure to ask these important questions of your moversWhat dates are you available to move us (pack, load, move)?
  • Is there an additional charge for packing/unpacking?
  • Will you provide boxes for me to use for my packing, will you deliver, and is there a charge?
  • What insurance is provided and what does this cost?
  • What is the cost of additional insurance for expensive items (e.g., art work)?
  • Is there anything you cannot ship?
  • Do you provide storage at my new location until I can move into my new home? What does this cost and for how long?
  • Can you make more than 1 drop off (e.g., my new house and a storage unit)? Cost?
  • Will you ship my car(s)?
  • How long will it take for my household goods to arrive in my new location?


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Need more relocation tips? Why not give me a call at (760) 840-1360. I am happy to help you from start to finish in your relocation here to SoCal.


And if you are moving elsewhere, I can help there, too. I have a great network of highly qualified agents around the country and can help refer you to the right agent to help you find your new home plus sell your current one.






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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Great advice Jeff, and cool video.  I recently helped my parents relocate, and in dealing with the relo-company I know that these questions are very important, there are many details that aren't always clear.

Dec 20, 2013 06:44 AM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks, John.

I have had 4 significant moves plus a bunch of lesser ones, and also helped to move my Mom out here this summer from PA. There is a ton of stuff to know about movers and how they work, and you have to plan ahead, especially if moving dates are not very flexible.


Dec 20, 2013 08:20 AM #2
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