We are often asked what V-View actually is. Well, V-View is a service that provides relocation surveys (moving estimates) to clients planning to move, locally within the same area, or to another state or country.
These relocation surveys are done via a video meeting between one of our surveyors and the client. This method allows the client to go through the surveying process one time, via video meeting, rather than with multiple surveyors from different relocation companies visiting their home. The client will use their smartphone or tablet camera to show our surveyor the items inside their home. The surveyor on the other side of the video meeting will document what is being shown to them, into a detailed and clear survey report.
We offer a neutral and accurate observation of client's home, no matter the size, and present it to the client in the clearest and simplest way possible, which will help them easily understand the resulting information. By understanding the basics of an estimate - volume and weight of the items they want to move, it will help the client negotiate and receive the best relocation quote for them, from a variety of relocation companies whom they will contact.
Why bother yourself meeting with a few to many surveyors, showing them the same items again and again and then trying to figure out each survey and surveyor, who as salesmen have one interest and one interest only - "booking the job."
Be in control of your relocation budget and save money. Compare relocation quotes as true "apples to apples" and choose the right quote for you. By preparing yourself ahead of time and working smartly, you will find yourself saving significant amounts of money by indeed choosing the right company and the right binding quotation. In many cases, an educated consumer may save from a few hundreds of dollars on a local relocation to a thousand dollars and much more on interstate and international relocations.
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We see ourselves as true pioneers in providing 3rd party neutral relocation surveys and especially by doing it virtually. We do understand it is a subject that might inquire some more questions or clarifications from clients. We encourage each and everyone who has any questions to contact us directly at email@example.com
From deciding on your relocation to another street, neighborhood, town, county or state, to the time that you and your family are all settled in at your new home, is a very long and at times stressful process. From finding a job, listing a house on the market for sale, to getting familiar with the new driving area and schools and so much more, your hands are full and so is your head!
Relocation is only a piece in this puzzle, occasionally minor but mostly a fair and significant part. We know it and give ourselves a mission to do the most possible to ease the stress in this step, in order to basically give you a Peace of Mind.
Having a survey completed prior to a move is extremely important and we are very serious about it! Having it done accurately is key, and having it done as a neutral service can be priceless or at least a money saver. Ease on yourself by receiving one neutral, accurate and professional survey, done virtually by a surveyor of ours, and that's it. After, just provide the survey to a variety of companies and have them send you a relocation proposal (a binding one) based on the survey report you sent them. This is much simpler, time saving and an "apples to apples" type of comparison, which will help you choose the best option for you and keep you as much as possible at a Peace of Mind :)
Earlier in the week, a friend told me about a situation he had witnessed with a colleague of his, which truly bothered me and I decided I have to share it in here, obviously.
That individual was relocating abroad to Europe, specifically the UK if I recall correctly. Living in a suburb of Philly, he found himself contacting several International Relocation companies from the NY metro region, about 100 miles from his residence.
Due to distance, and possibly busy schedules, on both sides, no formal survey was conducted at his residence. Rather than having a physical survey, he had a phone call and submitted a list via e-mail which he was told would be enough. Later, when communicating with other companies, he advised information based on what was discussed previously with the first company.
After receiving several quotes, he chose the company he felt most comfortable with, not even the cheapest one.
Packing day arrived, which then became two days, just for the final packed and picked up shipment to reach just over 45% more than the initial survey - the phone call and e-mail that he sent the company.
Well folks, this is not a surprising scenario, at least not to me and to my colleagues at V-View. If you are reading this article, then I am sure you will not be going through scenarios like this, and you won’t have to deal with huge amounts of extra money paid for a shipment, just because of the initial lack of communication and true understanding of a client's real shipment size.
Having a survey done on time can indeed be crucial for the success of a move and for keeping yourself within a planned budget. During times when we are all so busy, having a virtual survey (which is a neutral and accurate consultation and guide) completed, is truly priceless in terms of avoiding aggravation later on. It is also your safest way to keep within your budget.
At times when we are all very hectic, simply receiving one neutral virtual survey will also release you from numerous meetings in which you would be showing surveyors the same home contents again and again. This will allow you to widely shop for quotes from more relocation companies without the need for more physical surveys.