How To Select The Right Moving Company
Why is it so important to choose your mover carefully?
Moving can be very stressful.You have tones of tasks to list and many decisions to make. Selecting the right moving company to assist you with your transition is the absolutely most important decision you will make. This one decision will shape your whole moving experience. If you select the wrong mover your moving experience will quickly become hellish- no customer service, rude and unprofessional moving crew, damages to your property or belongings, you name it… However, selecting the right moving company can make your entire transition go smooth and stress-free. Oh, the peace of mind!…
Now, how do I select the right moving company, you ask?
1. Google Search
Search on google “moving companies near me”, or “movers in 22191” (or your zip code). Google will provide several options for you to choose from. The very first options are usually paid advertisement sponsored by the companies. The “Organically” selected companies (Organically means- the moving companies that are most relevant to your google search) will appear below the map. Google rates these companies by star ratings system based on customers reviews and ratings. Start with the most highly rated company. READ THE REVIEWS. It is extremely important that the review feels authentic. Many companies are paying for fake and planted reviews, make sure the review you read is a real customer experience and was written by real people. Read more than 1 source of reviews, other than google, like My Moving Reviews and Houzz.
2. Get a Quote
Have all your questions ready and make the first call! Selecting the right moving company should feel right, right from the start. Have an open and honest conversation about your upcoming moving plans and concerns. Don’t be afraid to challenge your sales rep and ask the hard questions. Your representative should be informative and courteously assist you with any question or concern regarding your move. In addition, when calling for a quote, ask your representative if he or she is a Certified Moving Consultant (CMC) by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). The wrong choice should raise some red flags immediately. For instance, if customer service is lacking from your initial call or a quote that is much lower than other estimates you got. Make sure you understand the rate and what it includes. The estimate should be clear and simple so that you understand what you pay for.
3. Compare Prices
When it comes to pricing, moving companies will range in rates and services. You should think of booking your next move like booking a vacation. Some moving companies will offer all-inclusive rates and some will add-on the costs later. If you choose the all-inclusive option, you know that for the duration of the vacation you are not accounted for every activity, meal, or drink that you have because everything is included. Same with your next move, you can choose the stress-free, all-inclusive rate with no hidden fees or surprises route, everything about your move is included into the rate. However, if you choose the low-ball me first add-on me every little thing later option, you are down for a stressful ride with an expensive surprise.These companies low-ball your estimate to get your business and then at the end of your very stressful move will add-on the costs of materials (tapes, shrink wrap, blankets, crates, etc.) and services (disassembly, reassembly, special handling, flights of stairs, long carry, etc.).
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