As you are planing your relocation, no decision is more important than choosing a good moving company. To choose one, you should talk to at least three moving companies for quotes and you should have them come into your home to give you moving estimates, so they can see exactly what you need moved.
Once you have them in your home, you should ask them some tough questions about your move. The first one is how long they have been giving moving estimates. Experience counts for a lot. Ask the salesperson about their background. Were they a driver or did they work in other aspects of the moving process before being an estimator. The more experience they have, the more comfortable you should be that you are getting a good estimate.
Ask them how long their company has been around. Many of those lousy moving companies are pretty young and they do not last long. If the company you are talking to has been in business for 10 years or more, it is a good sign they are good company that provides good service.
Next, ask them what type of estimates they offer. You can learn a lot about a moving company from how knowledgeable a sales rep seems. If they are not willing to take the time to explain your options, use another moving company.
Ask about your delivery schedule. Moving companies have to take into account many factors when deciding your delivery day. Be aware of any delivery day that sounds to good to be true.
Another good question is to ask sales person about any repeat work they do for businesses in the area. People often ask for references. Repeat work from area businesses is a solid endorsement for a moving company.
The final question is for you. How comfortable you are with the estimator. Did they give you straightforward, knowledgeable answers? Or did they just seem to be telling you what you want to hear? You want good advice even if it’s counter to your thinking movers.
After you meet all applicants, compare notes and do not let the price be your only guide. In fact, if someone has a much lower price, maybe they missed something in the assessment or maybe you will face additional charges later.
If you ask these questions and do some additional research on your moving company, rest assured that you will find a good mover and that you will have a stress-free moving day.