People are making moves all over the country, all the time. Because of this, more moving companies are popping up, which can mean more due diligence for consumers that want the best service bang for their buck.
In this guide, we want to present some of the important things to look for when it comes to finding a good moving company in your area. Keep these things in mind, and you should have a more simple, and stress-free time finding the best fit for your situation.
- Check for company reviews online on important websites such as Facebook, Yelp, Yahoo, Google +, SuperPages, WhitePages, YellowPages, and the BBB. The more of these sites you visit for information, the more of a variety of reviews you can see. Fake reviews are common these days, so it’s important to get your information from multiple sources.
- Read about them on their website. Many companies will have an ‘about’ page that tells how long they have been in business, where their location is, and other various pieces of information that could be of value to your search.
- Call the company to see how they treat you. If a moving company can’t help you very well on the phone, they may be the same when it comes to the actual moving process.
These are 3 of the best ways to make sure a moving company is legitimate. On top of them, there are other things to consider when it comes to choosing a company.
- Never pay a large deposit. If the company is reputable, they won’t ask for the money in advance unless it is a big moving project.
- Get referrals. Friends and family can be a great source for recommendations, but so can those than come from the American Moving and Storage Association, which provides list of reputable movers in different areas of the country.
- Watch for Hidden Fees. If you are moving into a difficult area such as apartment with several floors, you may end up being charged for negotiations with stairs and elevators.
- Be Sure That the Company is Insured. If the moving company you hire breaks, drops, or damages something and are not insured, the may not be held liable. Make sure the company of your choice is insured so that your belonging can also be.