How to Negotiate With Long Distance Movers

How to Negotiate With Long Distance Movers

Ian Mutuli
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When you are thinking to move to a new place, you might be excited but then at the same time, it is a challenging and stressful task. You need to look into a lot of things before you permanently leave the place you are already staying in. Firstly you need to look out for perfect movers who could help you shift to a new place. Though there are state to state moving companies available at Moving Apt which are trustworthy plus they help you in easily shifting to a new place. However, if you are going for a long-distance move then you need to ensure that you don’t have to pay much to the movers. Therefore in that case you need to negotiate with long-distance movers and make them fall within your budget. So here are certain tips and tricks on negotiating and finding the best moving company.

Ask different companies for quotes

When you have to move, don’t just take a decision by choosing the first company which you find. You need to make sure that you create a list of different moving companies and consult them. Make sure you call a lot of companies and ask them about their price. With this, you would have a fair idea of pricing and you could segregate some of the companies which are in your budget. 

Ask for a special offer

For getting the best rate, all you need to do is be an effective communicator. So make sure you use the right communication skills and influence them in such a manner that they give you a lesser price. You could ask for special discounts by mentioning about the long-distance which is going to be covered. Try different ways by which a person willingly offers you a discounted price.  So with this approach, there are fair chances that one or the other company might provide you with a lesser price.

Mention about the other companies

When you want to influence a company and make them fall to your price, talk about the services offered by other companies and the price or additional rebate which they are ready to offer. When you adopt such an approach the other person understands that you have done market research and if he does not gives you the right price you would certainly shift to another company which will definitely be less than that particular firm. So with this approach, there are great chances that you get a low price from the company.

Be flexible when it is about scheduling

When it is about choosing the moving company and you know that you require a low price then don’t throw tantrums. Rather make sure you are flexible on the day and time of moving. When you show the company that you are ready to take the slot which they are offering and you are not showing many tantrums then due to opting for an odd slot they will surely offer you a  lesser price for the long-distance move which you are going to make for your things.

Use references if available

When you have planned a long-distance move make sure you ask your friends and family about the links they have. When you consult your close ones you might know about some good moving company which they have been through. So if you call that company, you can talk about their previous clients and the details they have shared. w with this you could likely influence the company and ask them to bring down the moving cost as you are an acquaintance which has come through their old customer. This is a smart technique which you must try.

So these are some of the amazing ways which are easy, basically simple and you must try to get the long-distance moving company come down at low cost. With this, you could get the best and trustworthy company for your move plus you could save some of your money which is a must. So make sure for the long-distance move you are going to make you spend some time researching about the companies and trying these ways before you make the final call for the same.

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Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.