The last thing that you want to have to deal with before a move is hiring the wrong mover. You may not find this out until it is too late, but fortunately there are some simple steps you can take to help guarantee that you hire the right movers. It will take some time for you, for sure, but just think how important it is to find quality movers. They will be handling your delicate possessions, after all.
Once you have gone online and checked out all of the movers that have availability where you live, condense that list by including only those that pass your background check. This check can be quick, at least initially, but should include visits to each moving company’s website, as well as a visit to the local better business bureau branch. A nationwide or statewide association also should be contacted to discover whether the movers on your list are reputable.
Consumer-advocacy sites also should be explored when researching movers. These sites will list companies that do not have well-regarded reputations, as well as those that actually have a high amount of complaints attached to them. Helpful information selecting professional moving companies also can be found on these sites. Explore all of your options here. This information is available to you as a resource. Do not let it fall by the wayside … and risk hiring the wrong company.
When you have settled on a short list of movers, call each and get a cost quote. Most will be happy to oblige … and some even allow for this via their websites … but others may not want to give you a firm quote unless you are serious about them. Get at least three to four quotes so you have a better idea of what you ultimately will be paying. Do not let cost be your only factor, though. Reputation is important, and so is the experience level of the moving company and its employees.
Narrow your list down to one to two movers from here, then schedule consultations. Let all companies know from the outset that you have not made a firm decision yet. This may make them more willing and able to do what it takes to secure your business. It also lets them know that you are still exploring your options. Between the quote, the in-home consultation and the research you have conducted, you should have more than enough to make a firm and educated decision on a moving business.