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Moving within NJ
If you are relocating intrastate (NJ to NJ), movers are required to perform in home estimates because that is the best way to protect you from surprises on your move day. A professional estimator can assess what you want to move and that will help identify any issues that will affect your written estimate.
Many movers will quote their minimum price for a small move or may quote “ball park prices” by phone, but that is not even close to the accuracy of an in-person estimate. These quotes are usually not realistic and should not be used for comparing companies. It is impossible for a mover to know the type of furniture that you have, the handling that will be required to maneuver the furniture out of your home and what amount of packing or crating may be required, and all these things will affect cost. We advise consumers to beware of moving companies quoting prices over the internet or over the phone, because the lowest price quoted may not be the price you will end up paying!
You can trust the movers listed on this site, and they have been vetted to insure they are properly licensed and meet industry standards.
Tip: Movers are legally allowed to ask for payment before they unload your furniture if the scope of your move changes from the original written estimate. If the mover did not do an in person estimate at your home, or if you agreed to waive the in-home estimate, or, if more items need to be packed, then the estimate or binding price can be changed.
Ask for a new estimate: Most movers would be more than happy to visit your home again and provide a revised estimate, because it will save you the problems of disputing the final price, and the mover will be able to issue a new estimate for the man power or material that will be needed for a successful move !