So How Much Should I Tip My Movers?

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Real Estate Agent with Classic Realty Realtor

I was just asked by one of my clients a question about Moving Companies. More specifically, how much do you tip the movers? Are tips expected? Do I give everything to the Foreman of the crew and let him/her disperse the money to the other individuals or simply give to each person myself?

These are all very good questions. If you are like me, you want to be fair and I like to think of tips as "Merit pay". The job has been done well and whatever I choose to give the movers should be a true reflection of my appreciation.

I did notice this post on the subject of tipping movers. You might want to take a look because it does get into specifics when tipping. Remember, I'm a Real Estate Professional, not a mover, and that is why this article can really assist you on the subject: Tipping Movers?

So How Much Should I Tip My Movers? For sure, tip each individual - don't give it all to the Foreman and let it show a reflection of your gratitude for a job well done.

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Rainmaker
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Aaron Hofmann
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
Atlanta Communities

I would agree that you either tip everyone individually or you tip the boss, but do it in front of everyone so that you're not concerned that he might just pocket the whole tip.

May 15, 2013 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Bill & MaryAnn Wagner
Jersey Shore & South Jersey Real Estate
Wagner Real Estate Group
I've always wondered what amount was appropriate. Thanks for the guidance.
May 16, 2013 05:38 AM
Ambassador
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001

I guess it all depends how hard they have work for you. .

but they all should be tipped. .that is a breaking back job

 

May 16, 2013 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373

David, excellent post, and a great idea!   These movers are moving all of your precious belongings and to keep them safe a nice would be warranted!

May 16, 2013 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
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David Burrows
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate
Classic Realty

Thank you to everyone who not only stopped by but took a few moments to share your thoughts on the topic of Tipping Movers. I was surprised when I turned on my computer this morning and found so many comments. I hope everyone found the link I provided as enlightening on the subject. Again - thank you.

May 16, 2013 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
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David Burrows

No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate
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