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What is pre-move survey and why is it so important?

By Radhika Agarwal |
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Pre-Move Survey

It is quite obvious that when you are relocating from one place to another with the help of a moving company, you would also like to know the exact cost of that move. That's where the pre-move survey comes into the play. Through this you get answers to many questions related to your move. This simply means that this process proves to be very helpful in choosing the right mover for you.

What is pre-move survey?

A pre-move survey is a process which is conducted by the moving companies you have shortlisted. On the scheduled day of the survey, the moving company will send a mover to take an account of your belongings and other things related to your move.

But here it is also to be noted that the scope of a pre-move survey is not limited to house shifting services only. Almost same kind of survey is conducted when a particular business wishes to move its office from current location to some other location. In other words, an office relocation company will also send their supervisor or surveyor to take a note of the assets, inventory, and operational details of the business to give a price estimate.

Importance of the pre-move survey

There are many benefits of conducting a pre-move survey. It helps you to take a conscious decision regarding the selection of packers and movers.

Firstly, a pre-move survey is an essential part of moving as it helps you get a closer price estimate. While you will get the price range through the Free Quote requests, through this you get to know the exact price of the move.

Secondly, there may be some unnecessary items that you do not wish to carry with you to the new home. In that case, making a list of such items and sharing with them will not only reduce the time of packing and moving, but it can also reduce your moving expenses.

Thirdly, you can also discuss over the quality of packing materials required, any extra services needed, insurance services, and warehouse storage requirements.

Lastly, a pre-move survey brings you closer to the mover, so you can clear your doubts about how your belongings are going to be moved to your new location.