What Is An In-Home Moving Estimate?

An in-home estimate for moving expenses allows moving companies to provide you with an accurate estimate, based upon a visual assessment of the items you are moving.

During an in-home estimate, a professional estimator will visit your home and survey the items you plan to move. They will estimate the number of items you are moving based upon your belongings, furniture, and household items. The estimator will additionally discuss your move details with you. These details include dates, packing services, moving services, moving options, and more. This is also a good time to ask any questions you may have about your upcoming move. Plus any additional stops or special requests you may have for your move. At the end of the visit, your salesperson will draft a customized written estimate for your review.

In-Home estimates are recommended for large residential moves and for long-distance moves. They can be a crucial step in the relocation process.

To estimate moving costs, you can have an in-person, over-the-phone conversation, or an online estimate sent to you that calculates moving costs. Most local moving companies have a minimum charge of 4 hours.