Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Fred - I had a car transported across the country many years(actually decades) ago.  Don't recall much of the details but I do know it was a part of a job relocation package.  I can't even imagine that happening these days.  

Sep 14, 2021 03:13 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most auto transports seem reliable. Many people here in VA that are going to Florida use the Lorton Auto Train. Some of my relatives have used it and were always happy with their service.  https://www.amtrak.com/auto-train

Sep 13, 2021 06:07 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Fred I have not personally but I know quite a few that have and they all were happy with the service and price.

Sep 13, 2021 01:37 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I have not personally but many of my clients have with no problems. They'd rather fly then drive. Glad it was OK for you.

Sep 13, 2021 01:34 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

If the price was worth piece of mind for you Fred, then your money was well spent! Have not done this.

Sep 14, 2021 07:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not had this experience.  I've known people to do this, usually it's a friend of theirs that they trust enough to have them drive the car.  Costs them more in the long run probably with lodging and air fare but may be quicker?  My preference would be covered auto transport, that's what they Lambo, Bently and Ferrari dealers out here use.  I've seen cars get pelted by rocks or gravel on the roads.  That's why the dealers have the cars transported with wraps on them.

Sep 13, 2021 09:39 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I have not use the service myself, however I do know a fair amount of Canadians that have used it last year to get their cars down to the States and were very happy with the service. If the border remains closed to us again this winter they will be using it again.

Sep 13, 2021 06:24 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes did this. Sold a car to a person in another state who hired a transport to come get it. They did. Professionally done and simple too. There is no pro or con. If you need the car transported...this way works.

Sep 13, 2021 06:14 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

about 10 years ago had vehicle transported from Florida to Ohio with no issues, good service and on time delivery. do not remember the company name, sorry.

Sep 13, 2021 03:20 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had a client last year that moved their renovated vet in an enclosed trruck.   They had a lift inside, and lots of really cool cars they were transporting.   The clients were very happy, not sure about the cost, never asked.

Sep 14, 2021 06:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Fred. Had a neighbor who used them all the time. He never had any problems using the small independents he found on the internet. They inspected and photographed mother vehicle before loading. Enjoy your day 

Sep 14, 2021 05:08 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Glad to hear that this worked out well for you.

Sep 13, 2021 11:11 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I know a young man who did that every year for some extra money and as a service to an older snow bird couple, driving one way and flying back (northeast/Florida). That might be another option. I would want to examine the safety record of the moving company to get comfortable with it. Don't know if my husband would ever trust some of his precious autos to any moving company. 

 

Sep 13, 2021 05:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your positive experience. We have not needed transport services.

Sep 13, 2021 02:19 PM
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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ
Serving Central & Northern New Jersey Since 1971

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate I’ve always either driven my own cars or put them on a trailer and hauled them myself.

I’ve hauled my 4Runner, Solara, and Lexus (at different times) to and from Arizona without a single issue of sny kind.

I don’t trust ANYONE in the business of vehicle transport. NO ONE!!!

Sep 13, 2021 02:11 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate I haven't, and great it worked out well with you.

Sep 13, 2021 01:50 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

We have not done it,and we have friends who have love this service.  Of course, it all depends on the company.  A

Sep 13, 2021 01:50 PM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Fred- our neighbor and friends used an auto transport company to get their cars from Delray up to the Jersey Shore all of the time. Worked out great. 

Sep 14, 2021 09:36 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I had an out of state seller some years ago selling her Mom's house. I had to meet the auto transport company before closing, verify all information, and hand over keys. They were right on time and per the client the car ended up where it was supposed to be, and when (from CA to FL). That's been my only experience.

Sep 14, 2021 09:22 AM