If you are planning to move to make sure you get a good moving company because moving scams have become frequent. Moving companies can relieve you from the hassles of relocating with your family and pets from one destination to another however you need to choose the best in business. Make a very careful decision while you choose the moving company.
There are so many moving businesses around, choosing the right one can be frustrating. Do your research before hiring the company. The moving companies are in the business to earn money. The competition is high and the thin profit margins make the moving companies desperate to earn money in unscrupulous ways. They tend to squeeze as much money as they can from the customers. Sometimes these are extra fees or hidden charges. At other times it’s just a scam.
Being a consumer, you should be well acquainted with such a moving business and the moving process. You need to avoid the scams and you can do so by increasing your knowledge about the business. An in-home estimate is ideal when you are hiring a moving company. Avoid over the phone estimates as your mover will have to inspect the items and household goods at home to provide the exact estimate. If the moving company does not show any interest to come over your house then it’s better to avoid the mover. Refrain from hiring a company that accepts cash, or claim a huge amount of money before they move. Before hiring it’s advised to read reviews of different moving companies on the internet. The consumer watchdog sites often provide valuable feedback on the moving business. Google Maps is the ideal place to search for a moving company where it provides a review system. You can contact the Better Business Bureau and ask for the performance report of the company you plan to hire. Even you can ask the mover to provide some references and make sure to call them.
Companies that use rental trucks must be avoided. A mover should have a State or Federal licensing and companies without any address should not be hired. A moving company should always have an insurance certificate. You should be well aware of the charges by the company. You should know about your Rights and Responsibilities while you make a move. As per Federal regulations, it’s mandatory for a moving company to provide the customers with a copy mentioning the Rights and Responsibilities.
If your moving company is a broker then make sure they are actually brokering the move to some other company. Get involved in every aspect of moving and ask questions to clear any doubt. Before you make a sign, read the document carefully. You need to protect yourself and you can do it better by having all the documentation along with you. So get everything on paper. There are good companies in the moving business. The above tips will surely help you pick the right one that will fulfill your relocation needs. Wishing you and your family a happy move!
Kent Wells Executive officer experienced with a demonstrated story of more than a decade that works in the industry of Fine Arts developing more than a hundred collections of private and corporate art. Author of two books, contemporary art curator shows nationally and internationally. Creative designer and curator of art-centered experiences.