How to make sure your move is worry-free
The first step is to find a truly reputable company. You can start with the Internet and use other sources, such as neighbors, friends, and family. The goal should be to find a minimum of four established companies that have been in business and can provide references.
Call the companies and schedule a time for the carriers to visit and provide a quote. After you've received a few different quotes, narrow down your choice by the impression the mover left on you. If a moving company says it will not visit your home to provide an estimate, continue the search. You can search the moving services -local and long distance through various online sources.
Ask the right questions
Be sure to ask the right questions about the moving companies you have chosen. You can find out if they will be moving in-house or outsourcing. You mustn't sell the contract to a third party. You can be direct and ask questions about the quotes you have received from carriers.
- What services are included in this budget?
- Will you do the move yourself or through a third party or subcontractor?
- How much does your insurance cover?
Be careful and be sure to verify that moving company workers are bonded and insured. Find out if they have an in-house claims agent or if the insurance claim is through a third party. Knowing that your staff is united gives you peace of mind. A move can also be stressful on movers, and they sometimes make mistakes. A company that has full insurance is more reliable.
A company that has a good reputation should also provide you with references that you can call. If the company is rude and says this is a privacy issue, you need to be careful. Be sure to check the references and call them.
Don't make the mistake of hiring a company that quotes you simply in cubic feet, and don't sign agreements until you have confidence in the company.