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  • Writer's pictureStreisand Mahone

Important Questions to Ask Jacksonville Moving Companies!

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

There are several moving companies in Jacksonville, Florida, so research is a key component in deciding the moving company that best fits you! If you have time to plan for your move, be patience and give yourself extra time to research different companies! Indulge in a conversation with a couple different moving companies to better understand what services they have to offer as well as their price factors!

You need to speak with at least 3 different moving companies. You need at least 3 different moving quotes to compare. Ask detailed questions when speaking to the company representatives. It is crucial that the moving company understand your demands to ensure that they can accommodate your needs, as well as give you as many details of your move as possible so they can in turn give you an accurate estimate.

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Here is a list of questions you should ask to ensure you find the best moving company:

  • Are you properly licensed?

  • Do they have experience with my specific type of move?

  • What kind of liability coverage does your company provide?

  • Do you have references?

  • Can you provide a binding quote or a not-to-exceed estimate?

  • How long will the move take?

  • How do I contact you and the driver during the move?

  • Will my items be transferred to another party along the way? Do you subcontract your moves?

  • Are there any potential charges I’m not already aware of? What additional moving supplies will I be paying for?

  • Do you have a cancellation policy?

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

  • Are there any restrictions on what and how I pack?

  • Will you pack specialty items, such as TVs and electronics?

  • Will this moving company be delivering my items or will another party be delivering them?

Examine each estimate you get and use the information to make an informed decision on your moving company of choice. Do not make your decision based on the cheapest estimate you receive, take all factors into consideration! A lot of moving companies will give the customer a cheap estimate just to increase their chances of booking the job, and understand the estimate is not binding. A binding written estimate ensures the cost of your move will not end up exceeding the original cost estimate. The binding estimate should include add-ons and any potential charges along the way. When beginning your moving company search, be sure to ask whether the company offers binding written estimates for their customers. All add-ons and services, such as stairs, travel time and more, should be included and clearly laid out in the quote.

If you have any questions regarding moving services give 1st Coast Express a

call at (904) 437-2894 or email at We match prices and do not mind helping you understand any moving quotes you have received. Our team will do everything in their power to help accommodate your needs at a price that fits in your budget! Do not hesitate to give us a call!

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