Moving companies are something that the United States has plenty of. This article is about choosing the right one for your next project.
#10 - Are they Licensed and Insured?
This is the basic level you need for a mover. There are many groups without even this basic level of quality. It is an unfortunately common occurrence in the world of moving companies.
#9 - What Protection does Your Agreement Provide?
Most companies have basic guarantees and levels of protection built into their system. Read the details of your agreement. Find out what guarantees you have as well. We are happy to tell you about our guarantees through e-mail or phone contact. Contracts are not created equal though. Make sure to get them in writing.
#8 - Where are their Terms for a “Binding Estimate”?
The bait-and-switch method is simple and happens a lot with moving companies. You receive a low-cost estimate then they charge you much more later. Explanations include extra time and expenses on their end. Your moving company needs to give you a binding estimate on the work. Otherwise they can decide to charge you anything.
#7 - Does Your Estimator Examine the Entire Home?
Just looking over one section is never enough. It shows one of two things if the “Estimator” does not examine the whole home. A. They lack experience and do not realize they should. B. They do not examine it so they can tack charges on later. Either one is a red flag for your project.
#6 - What About their Moving Deposit Cost?
Deposit costs are a part of many big moves. You will likely have one for any large equipment for office moves. Make sure they have a reasonable deposit that will not bankrupt you. Be sure to find out what their terms for refunding the deposit are as well. Many unscrupulous movers use this to drain extra money out of people.
#5 - Does Your Contract have Extra Fees?
Extra fees abound in today’s world. From your cell phone to your home it is true. While it is fine for a mover to have these they should be open about them. Choose a moving team that tells you about these up front. It will save you a huge amount of trouble later on.
#4 - Do they have Good Reviews?
Most people check on this aspect first, and they are only right to. It is normal to have some mixed reviews but you should work with businesses between 4 and 5 stars. That is the normal range for a good mover. Feel free to compare them yourself as well.
#3 - Is Your Team Local?
It is much harder to move someone out of an area if you are driving into an area. Because of this most people hire local movers. It is easier on them and you as well. If you want to move in the Florida area then be sure to check us out as well.
#2 - Are these Movers Experienced?
Most teams put their years of work on their site. If you cannot seem to find this on a site then be careful. It may mean that they are brand new or they have high turnover. Both of these aspects can lead to a negative business exchange for you.
#1 – Do they Work Fast?
Mobility is essential during a move for dozens of reasons. Long trips can lead to damaged items in some cases. Also, your time is precious. Make sure that you pick a mover that respects that.
We hope you enjoyed this list of questions to ask about a company. Follow them well and your trip will be smoother than you ever thought possible.