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Should I Move Myself or Hire a Mover?

Planning a move? The decision to move yourself or hire professionals involves weighing various factors. The Garza Home Team at RE/MAX North San Antonio is here to guide you through the process.

Moving Yourself:

Cost Considerations: Moving locally with friends and a rental truck can be cost-effective, but consider all expenses, including truck size, insurance, and fuel costs.

Time Investment: While moving yourself offers flexibility, it can take longer, especially if you’re unfamiliar with packing and loading. Evaluate the value of your time.

Support System: Assess if friends are available to help, plan meals for them during the move, and consider a thank-you gift for their assistance.

Hiring a Moving Company:

Choosing a Company: Selecting a reputable moving company is crucial. Check reviews, complaints, and recommendations from the Better Business Bureau, online sources, and friends.

Understanding Estimates: Know what’s included in the estimate, considering charges by weight, potential additional fees, and the standard practice of tipping movers.

Full-Service Options: Many moving companies offer full-service options, handling packing, moving, and unpacking. While this adds cost, it can save time and reduce stress.

Delivery Timeframe: Be aware that professional movers may take a few weeks for delivery, adding a timeframe consideration to your move.

Protecting Your Belongings:

Whether you choose a DIY move or hire movers, ensuring your belongings are covered by insurance is essential. Homeowners or renters insurance may have limitations during a move, and moving companies provide insurance with contract considerations.

Consult your insurance professional to understand the coverage your policy provides during the transition.

The Garza Home Team emphasizes the importance of informed decision-making when it comes to your move. Whether it’s a DIY adventure or the assistance of professionals, protecting your belongings and understanding the logistics will make your move smoother. Reach out to your insurance professional for personalized advice.

Robert Joseph Ott

Sales Manager & Creative Director, REALTOR®

Jesse Rene Garza


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