The Best Negotiating Strategies to Save Money when Moving

There is something I really admire about my husband. That is his ability to never accept a price of a service or item without asking if it could be better.

This quick outline of some of the best negotiating strategies to save money when moving will give you confidence for your negotiations.

This is what we did. We started by calling several moving companies. We had them come out and give us quotes on how much it would cost.

Get quotes from 4-5 companies. The more quotes you have the more room you have for negotiations.

How to Negotiate

We then called each of the salesmen back and said look, we have a quote for X amount, how close can you get to that price? They would then ask if we were taking everything they had written down on their sheet.

The Ask

Eventually, they would tell us their drop dead price. At that point, my husband and I have another talk and agree to the terms of their price.

Make a Deal

The first is a Non-Binding Estimate This is an estimate based on the weight of your stuff when the person comes and does a walkthrough.

There are multiple types of moving estimates

The thing to remember about this is that it’s a FIXED price. This fixed price is based on the approximate weight of your stuff.

The second is a Binding Estimate

This is what we chose to go with. What this meant was that if our shipment was heavier than what they anticipated, they wouldn’t be able to charge us anything additional. It’s capped. But if the weight goes down, we pay less.

The last is a binding, not to exceed

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