Trusted Local Mover for The Villages and Ocala

For over a decade, Suddath® has been a preferred choice for local moving services for residents relocating to The Villages, a 55-plus community spanning several counties in Central Florida. Regularly reported as a high-growth area, The Villages has been ranked as one of the best places to retire according to Forbes. With a 100-year history in local moving expertise, you can trust that Suddath will deliver a successful moving experience as you embark on your journey to this sought-after destination.

Our branch in Central Florida servicing The Villages and the surrounding Ocala area has been consistently recognized for top service levels and commitment to quality. In fact, this local moving branch has been named “Branch of the Year” three times within Suddath. But don’t take our word for it: take a quick glance at the 5-star reviews from satisfied local Suddath customers. With such rave reviews as well as stellar BBB Ratings, and documented industry accreditations, you can rest assured that your move is in good hands with Suddath.

Get a free quote – choose your preferred method

Our goal is to be the easiest moving company to work with. To get started, select one of three methods to obtain a moving quote that fits within your schedule and level of effort.

 

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Give us a call and we’ll help you determine the best option to get a free move estimate that fits your lifestyle and schedule.

A single-point-of-contact dedicated to your move

Our team aims to make your move as smooth as possible and providing you with a dedicated move coordinator is our first step. One of our highly-trained professionals will be your single point of contact, guiding you through the entire move process.

Following a thorough estimating process, your move coordinator will help you with defining schedules, sharing helpful moving checklists and tips, and planning your packing and storage options.

Getting a quote to start the process is easy, simply fill out the form to request a quote, and we will answer some questions and set up a free, no obligation walkthrough of your home to give you an accurate and binding quote.

We offer two convenient walkthrough options:

With either the virtual or in-person walkthrough, an experienced Suddath representative surveys your home to assess your needs for packing, space, personnel and transportation for the move.

This detailed walkthrough and survey helps the Suddath team and your move coordinator understand the breadth and scope of the move, and to plan for any specialized needs, such as packing unique items (pianos, antiques and fine art, among others). We can provide you with a true, binding estimate, eliminating any surprises on moving day.

Your dedicated move coordinator will work with you to determine the best date for your local move to The Villages, Ocala or the surrounding area based on many factors such as holidays, peak travel time, weather and more. Flexibility on a moving date is often suggested as it can help the process move along more seamlessly, and offers the potential for cost savings if you choose off-peak moving times.

Specialized, customer-focused local moving experience

Moving to The Villages for many can signify an exciting life transition. In some instances, customers have made the careful decision to downsize properties and they are looking forward to a lifestyle that affords them some more personal time in a community-focused environment.

As you have made your decision to move to or from The Villages, affectionately known as “Disneyworld for Adults,” your Suddath team can support any special concerns you may have. For instance, we offer pre-move services such as the Declutter Program, to help ready your current residence for sale, and the Real Estate Rewards Program which offers potential cash back rewards.

We are also able to support any of your packing needs with our three packing services:

  • Full-service packing: you don’t lift a finger. Our trained packers will come to your home and pack up everything
  • Partial-packing: You pack a portion of your goods, and let us take care of the rest
  • DIY packing: you pack everything, and we make sure it is all carefully loaded into the truck on moving day

Our customers could also see a reduction in costs by participating in our packing recycling program. For example, if you return TV boxes, bins, rental wardrobes and more at the end of your move, it could result in a price reduction.

We can also help you lessen the load of your local move. After you have assessed your belongings with your coordinator, you may realize that local off-site storage space is now a necessity. Suddath can safely secure your belongings in our 180,000 square-foot, climate-controlled local facility for the long or short-term.

We are also partnered with Move For Hunger, a nation-wide organization of local moving companies working to help fight hunger by collecting non-perishable food items and delivering them to food banks. During your move, your coordinator can help facilitate donating your items; it’s free to our customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

Local Moving FAQs

1. I have seen the term “binding quote” – is that the only option?

Following the survey of your home and belongings through a virtual or in-person walkthrough, we devise a moving plan and provide an estimate to you. Estimates can be drafted in two ways: binding or non-binding.

Our local moving company servicing Ocala and The Villages can provide no-obligation, free moving quotes that include every fee and cost you will pay. The quotes are transparent, so you will always know just what you're paying for. This is a binding estimate, or quote. We will not deviate from this cost on moving day with any hidden or unforeseen charges and will abide by the plan that was agreed upon.

In some instances, however, a non-binding estimate may allow for some adjustments due to move uncertainties. Perhaps a member of your family may or may not be making the move with you, so their belongings may or may not be packed or loaded as part of the move. Or, you haven’t yet determined if your extensive patio furniture set will be transferring to your new home at the time of the walkthrough. A non-binding estimate leaves some open options to be decided upon at a later time, which may result in additional charges.

2. Are my valuables and household goods covered by insurance?

While moving companies cannot legally offer traditional insurance, we are required to offer valuation coverage as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

One important thing to note is that valuation coverage is absolutely not the same as insurance. Insurance can be purchased from a company that provides those services.

Valuation coverage offers an established compensation back to the customer if it is determined that goods were lost or damaged during the move, at the fault of the mover. Your local Suddath branch serving The Villages offers two options: a minimum coverage, at no cost, which covers $0.60 per pound per article; or a full value protection plan if you would like to replace or have the item repaired to the condition it was received in. You can learn more about these valuation coverage options from your move coordinator.

Check out our blog post about valuation coverages vs. insurance to help make an informed decision for what works best for you.

3. What is the procedure for truck loading? Is it a shared truck?

Once we have created a detailed inventory of the contents of your home, we can determine the size and type of the transportation vehicle needed and the costs associated with that. In a local move, you may have a dedicated moving vehicle, however, from our experience, the average amount of household goods does not usually fill an entire truck, so other moves may be loaded onto the same vehicle for efficiency.

This is a common practice and you can rest assured that your belongings will arrive at your new home safely. Because we thoroughly assessed your items, made detailed inventory lists and followed very specific procedures to properly pack your items, wrap your furniture and secure and separate them into the moving truck, we will be able to account for every piece you entrusted with us and will confirm this as we check off the inventory list with you upon arrival.

It is important to note that your items are digitally tracked throughout the move by our support staff. We know where your belongings are at all times.

4. Can the local moving company pack my boxes for me?

Sure, we can! Suddath offers a selection of packing options such as full, partial, do-it-yourself, and unpacking options. Long and short-term storage is also available.

Full-service packing is just what it sounds like: we pack everything, using the best materials and specialized methods to minimize any damage during transport. Alternatively, some customers may prefer to have us pack some items while they pack other items themselves. That works, too, and we can provide packing tips and access to packing materials to help. The most budget-friendly option is DIY packing where the customer is responsible for packing all the contents of their home prior to moving day. Of course, we will still wrap and pad furniture on moving day.

If you find that some items can’t make the move, we can arrange for storage as well in our local climate-controlled warehouse. We offer long- and short-term options, however it is important to note that storage for interstate moves are capped at 180 days so that is something to keep in mind.

Ready for your local The Villages?

Contact our professional local moving team in The Villages if you have more questions, or if you're ready to get a moving quote, we'd love to speak with you.

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