One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make if you decide not to move your house on your own is to hire a trustworthy and reliable moving company to do the job. Not only will a moving company…
One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make if you decide not to move your house on your own is to hire a trustworthy and reliable moving company to do the job. Not only will a moving company help you get to set your new home efficiently and quickly but also alleviate stress and help maintain peace of mind for you and your family. To ensure you’re making the right decisions, here are five tips to consider when hiring professional movers
- Ask Around
Ask for recommendations from real estate agents, neighbors, co-workers, and friends, when looking for the best moving company that provides services in your area. You can also read testimonials online on the company website or third party reviews to be sure of the company. It is best if you could contact a previous client and hear first hand review. The research phase is critical as only when you choose the right company would the rest of the work go right. You don’t want a cheap estimate from a company that is unreliable.
2. Get in-Home Estimates
Once you have zeroed in on three to four moving companies in the research phase, contact a representative of each company and call their staff for an in-home estimate. You’d be able to assess their professionalism better and also receive estimates based on real time work and you can hence choose the company whose estimate and services suit you best.
3. Show the Estimator Everything
You must reveal to the company staff all the articles you want moved during the walk-through estimate. It must include everything from within the home, the attic, the basement, or the shed. If the number of items they have included in the estimate are outnumbered by the number of items to be moved, you may have to pay a hiked price once the items reach you. Moreover, there might be a chance in such a event that the truck booked may not fit all your items. Thus, you must be honest about what need to be moved to the new house.
4. Take Notes
For a more competitive quote, take notes from various companies and moving candidates you have interviewed previously and keep them in a noticeable binder in the sight of the estimators. It shows your seriousness towards hiring movers and that not only do you do your homework but also mean business and pay attention to detail.
5. Ensure the Moving Company is Licensed
You can call the company or visit their website and ensure that the company has a moving license. You may also want to enquire into their safety ratings. You’d be surprised at the number of companies who will not have a legitimate license but would be providing services.
While moving homes is stressful, the right moving company can minimize the stress. Whether local or overseas, do your research and trust a team that strives to meet customer expectations from start to finish.