Victoria, BC., while stunningly beautiful, is known to be a little more on the expensive side (due to the fact it’s a popular tourist destination) BUT that doesn’t mean your move here has to be! All you need to do to help you save is read our handy tips for moving to Victoria below:
Tips for Moving to Victoria BC. on a Budget
If you’re planning a move to Victoria (or anywhere else for that matter) you should know a few things about how moving companies provide quotes. The more you know, the easier it will be to get the lowest possible price on moving. Remember though, a quote that seems low upfront may actually cost you more if it doesn’t include on-arrival surcharges, GST etc.
Try to be conscious about the best time to move, as well. If you move during a slower time of year (i.e. winter), you’re more likely to get a good deal from a moving company. If you move on the weekend in the middle of summer (like many people) movers have no reason to offer you an incentive because they’re already busy.
Be willing to negotiate. A good moving company appreciates your business and will work hard to cater to your budget. If you can, use quotes from other companies to see if they’ll do some price matching – or price beating. Find out what you’re getting from your mover for what you’re being asked to pay. This means written guarantees as well as the number of movers that will be helping with you on the big day.
Shopping Quotes for Moving to Victoria
Without doing some quote shopping, you could be paying the highest price around without even knowing it. The best way to avoid this is to reach out to at least three different moving companies to get quotes. It may seem time consuming at first, but calling around can help you save a hundred dollars or more by finding the right company – making it worth every extra minute that you spend getting estimates. Every moving company will provide you with free quotes, so you really don’t have anything to lose but time.
Once you compare companies, compare what you’re getting for your money. This way you can enjoy moving to Victoria BC without having to do much on your own. You can be taken advantage of if you’re not careful!