15 May How To Prepare For A Virtual Estimate
Opting for a virtual estimate is a great way to receive pricing from a moving company while still maintaining your social distance. Although an in-home estimate is usually customary, many companies are making adjustments in order to ensure the safety of both customers and staff. As you prepare for a virtual survey, our moving team has a few suggestions to help the process run as smoothly as possible.
MAKE SURE YOUR DEVICE IS CHARGED AND YOUR WIFI IS TURNED ON
Prior to beginning your virtual survey, make sure your cell phone or tablet is fully charged and ready to go. You will want to connect to your WiFi for the duration of the estimate. Flipping the view of your screen so the camera shows what is in front of you is the most efficient way for your estimator to see the contents of your home. While moving throughout your space, keep in mind that you may need to switch to your mobile network if you go outside to show outdoor areas. If you stay on your WiFi, there is a chance you may lose connection.
OPEN ALL CABINETS, DRAWERS, AND CLOSET DOORS
Before your start, open all cabinets, drawers, and closets that contain items that will be moved. This will allow you to show the contents of a room quickly and efficiently. By opening things in advance, it will also help ensure you don’t miss any items that need to be included in your move. If there are certain items that will not be coming with you to your new home, be sure to point those out as well.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT ITEMS IN YOUR YARD AND STORAGE AREAS
You probably have a lot on your mind as you create your moving checklist, but make sure you don’t forget about items in your yard and storage areas. Do you have porch furniture, planters, or hose reels that need to go? What about items in your crawlspace or attic that you haven’t thought about in awhile? Take the time to consider these spaces and determine what will need to be moved. It is no problem if you forget something during your virtual estimate, just be sure to inform the moving company of any changes.