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Old 03-26-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Default Moving expenses - VA to TX

Anyone have a guess at how much I am looking at for a professional mover to move my 3bdrm house full? I know I need to get an estimate - but, I thought maybe someone would have a rough idea of what I should be looking at $ wise...
Thanks.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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Hi - we moved a 3 bedroom house from Rhode Island to TX in June and it cost us around 4k. We used United, I believe.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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We moved a 4 bedroom house (1600 sqft, 5 people - tons of toys!!) from WA in October and it was around $3000, I think.

Of course, the estimate is based on your specific freight weight and whether or not you take extra insurance, if they are moving high dollar items - etc.

I think we got 5 or so estimates, all from the "big 3". Check the BBB for the specific office you are interested in, as they are related, but operated independantly.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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Ok, either my husband's company got ripped off or they were lying to us about the cost, but the cost to move us was $15K!!! That was from Ohio to Cedar Park and we had a 3 bedroom, 1800 sq foot house in Ohio. Now that included us not lifting a finger to pack one box up in Ohio and everything was delivered to the appropriate room once it got here. Is it different for corporate moves?
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I think the difference is you didn't pack yourself.

We packed everything - other than a few things that weren't done by the time they got to our house... but I gave drivers and loaders some cash and they packed that stuff up great.

They did put stuff in the right place when unloading.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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Ditto - we packed all of our own stuff.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Anyone have a guess at how much I am looking at for a professional mover to move my 3bdrm house full? I know I need to get an estimate - but, I thought maybe someone would have a rough idea of what I should be looking at $ wise...
Thanks.
Check out the website moving scam dot com.

Artie
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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I have had two corporate moves and one personal move in the last 5 yrs. Austin to Greensboro, NC, Greensboro to Huntsville, AL, and Huntsville to Austin.

The first move was a 4br 2500sqft w/attic and shed, around 9Klbs for $8600 all inclusive....ins, boxes, packing, crating, appliances, the works.

The second move was a 5br 3600sqft w/shed plus a car, around 11Klbs for $11,500 also all inclusive

The last move was a self move using PODS from a 3br 1800sqft w/double garage and 9000sqft storage building for $4750. Required 3 PODS but moved everything from the prior 11.5K move plus some (minus the car).

On all of these moves I incurred additional expenses by renting a trailer to move my dogs and houseplants that the movers would not/could not take, and kept a few boxes of items my wife felt better keeping with her.
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: WA
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It is all about weight, miles, and extra services like packing or extra pickups. I would guess the move you are describing could be anywhere from $2500 to $8500. Call a major mover and they will come out to give you an estimate.
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