How to Receive a Moving Quote: In-Person vs. Virtual Survey

How to Receive a Moving Quote: In-Person vs. Virtual Survey

Embarking on a move is an exciting journey, but it begins with a critical step: obtaining an accurate moving quote. At Murphy Movers, we understand that choosing between an in-person and virtual survey can be a decision that affects the entire moving process. In this blog, we'll guide you through the process of receiving a moving quote, outlining the benefits of both in-person and virtual surveys, and helping you determine which option is best suited for your specific needs.

In-Person vs. Virtual Surveys: Exploring Your Options

Benefits of an In-Person Survey:

If you're moving from a larger home with three bedrooms or more, an in-person survey might be the ideal choice. Here's why:

  • Thorough Assessment: An in-person survey allows our experienced relocation experts to conduct a comprehensive assessment of your belongings and the logistics involved in the move.
  • Personalized Interaction: You'll have the opportunity to discuss your specific requirements, address any concerns, and receive personalized advice from our moving professionals.
  • Accurate Quote: An in-person survey ensures that every detail is accounted for, leading to a more accurate and tailored moving quote.
  • Complex Moves: For moves involving specialty items, multiple floors, or unique challenges, an in-person survey provides a deeper understanding of the scope of the move.

Benefits of a Virtual Survey:

For smaller moves, such as 1–2-bedroom homes, a virtual survey can provide a streamlined and convenient experience. Here's why:

  • Time Efficiency: Virtual surveys are quick and efficient, typically lasting between 15 to 45 minutes. They are ideal for busy schedules or for those looking for a hassle-free option.
  • Remote Accessibility: With a virtual survey, you can connect with our relocation expert from the comfort of your home, eliminating the need for an in-person visit.
  • Detailed Assessment: Our virtual survey process is designed to capture every aspect of your home, including closets, cabinets, basements, attics, and access points. This ensures an accurate quote.
  • Ideal for Smaller Homes: Virtual surveys are recommended for 1–2-bedroom homes where the inventory is more manageable.

Getting the Most Out of Your Survey

Virtual Survey:

  • To ensure an accurate virtual survey, make sure to show every area of your home during the video call. This includes closets, cabinets, the basement, the attic, and access points like driveways.
  • Provide clear descriptions and measurements of any bulky or oversized items that need to be moved.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your belongings and any specific requirements you have for the move.

In-Person Survey:

  • Reserve a timeframe for the in-person survey, as it typically takes between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.
  • Walk our relocation expert through your home, highlighting items that will be moved and any potential challenges they should be aware of.

Whether you choose an in-person or virtual survey, Murphy Movers is committed to providing you with an accurate and customized moving quote. We understand that every move is unique, and our goal is to ensure that your quote reflects your specific requirements and circumstances. Contact us today to schedule your preferred survey option and take the first step toward a successful and stress-free move with Murphy Movers!