What to Look for in a Moving CompanyMay 20, 2020
Hiring a professional moving company has much to recommend it; you can pick and choose among the services you want and can afford, to create a package that’s just right for you.
Moving companies today offer highly customizable packages to meet any need. From bare-bones plans that simply help you pack and/or load up the van, to white-glove services that provide premium packing, delivery, and unpacking of all of your belongings.
One of the most popular trends in moving company services today is designed for the busy professional. This is truly a full-service offering, including finding a home in the location and price range of your choice, researching local schools, compiling a report on shopping and recreation opportunities, selling your old house, and of course packing and moving you.
You’ll need to do your homework before selecting any company, of course. Online business rating sites that provide customer testimonials can be especially valuable, because they offer real feedback from actual customers, rather than the glowing reviews that can often be found on the companies’ own web sites.
Ask friends, family, and business associates for referrals, and ask the moving companies themselves for references, along with information about their standing in the community, and any service awards or other honors they may have received from local business associations.
Moving companies will also want to provide you with information about their insurance coverage; take the time to carefully review the options available, to ensure that the package you choose provides suitable coverage for your needs.
The company you eventually choose to move you will need to visit your home at least once before providing you with a quote. Your belongings must be inventoried, the ease of entry and exit in and out of your home must be evaluated, and any special requests you have must be taken into account.