Pittsburgh Relocation Guide: Non-Binding Vs. Binding Moving Estimates Comparison

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As the leaves and the temperatures fall, many who live in northern states start to daydream about palm trees and warm breezes. Data from the United States Census Bureau reveals that so many Americans are leaving northern cities that the country's population center - currently the Missouri Ozarks - may soon trend south rather than west for the first time in American history.

Address change data from the United States Postal Service confirms what many of us already know - that households in chilly northern towns are moving south, according to a recent report from Forbes. Pennsylvania is one of the top 10 states residents are leaving, with more than 18,000 households departing in search of warmer weather and better job prospects, the report explains.

Maybe you've contemplated trading your drafty high-rise apartment in Pittsburgh for a snow-free townhouse in Florida. But an out-of-state move feels overwhelming. You can optimize your moving budget with the help of a new guide on moving estimates from the relocation experts at

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The guide from helps you understand the difference between binding and non-binding moving estimates. If you're planning an interstate move, the guide recommends hiring a moving company that surveys your home and its belongings in-person before giving an estimate. This method gives you the most accurate assessment and costs.

When planning an out-of-state move, it’s best to try to secure a binding but not-to-exceed estimate, according to the guide. These arrangements are rare, but give you significant benefits compared to binding or non-binding estimates. Binding but not-to-exceed quotes have a price ceiling, but include provisions for movers to reduce the bill if they’ve overestimated the weight of your belongings.

By comparison, binding estimates do not change throughout the move, according to the guide. You pay the quoted amount if the movers underestimate the weight of your possessions. But you also pay the same amount if the load ends up being lighter.

Some movers also offer non-binding estimates, but does not recommend these arrangements for long-distance moves. In these situations, you're given an over-the-phone estimate, but the movers do not give a final cost until your items are weighed on moving day. This makes budgeting difficult, and leaves you vulnerable to bait-and-switch scams in which companies provide lowball quotes and price-gouge once your belongings are loaded.

If you're wary of shady relocation services, you can use to find reputable moving companies. Each of the 500+ companies in the site’s network is screened for licensure, insurance, and reputation with customers before joining. Additionally, each company is then checked on a monthly basis.

Founded in 1994 by a seasoned relocation expert, has extensive connections in the moving industry. The company provides no-obligation quotes, connects individuals with full-service movers, publishes packing guides, and more. In its tenure, has reliably served more than 750,000 customers.

To find quotes, locate movers, or read do-it-yourself moving guides, visit City: North Brunswick Township Address: 1596 U.S. 130 Website Phone +1 866 343 1243

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