5 Important Tips for Hiring Good Movers
Make no mistake; moving is one of life’s most stressful experiences.
Whether you’re heading to a new neighborhood in your hometown or embarking on a cross-country move, it can be overwhelming. While good movers can significantly reduce your stress, first you have to find a company you can trust.
We’re here to make that step easier with these helpful tips.
Ask Friends, Family, and Coworkers
Word-of-mouth is still a super way to get recommendations for trusted service providers, including good movers. If you have friends or family members who have recently relocated, ask them about the experience they had with their moving company.
Coworkers are another good resource, and don’t forget about your social media connections! Crowdsource your search by posting on your Facebook or sending out a tweet.
Read Reviews Online
Once you have a number of recommendations, it’s time to check out the moving companies’ reputations online. Review sites like Yelp, Google, and Angie’s List can give you a sense of which companies are good movers, and which ones you should avoid.
Take reviews with a grain of salt, however. Some unscrupulous companies write (or pay others to write) phony posts. As in the real world, if a company looks “too good to be true” on the internet, it just might be, so be skeptical if you see nothing but five-star ratings and glowing prose.
Check with the BBB
The Better Business Bureau is still a fantastic resource to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. A reputable moving company will have a high rating with the BBB and no outstanding complaints.
Look Into the Movers’ Credentials
Sadly, there are some fly-by-night companies who prey on consumers who don’t do their homework. Check to ensure that the moving companies you are considering are licensed and insured in your state(s). The U.S. Department of Transportation can also provide information about a company’s safety record.
While you’re researching, you may discover that a company has won industry awards. Take note; this is a sign you’ve found good movers.
Get an Estimate
At this point in the process, you have probably narrowed down the contenders to a few different businesses. Ask for an estimate from each of them. This won’t cost you anything except your time, so it’s worthwhile.
The estimate will entail a representative from the company visiting your home, and discussing with you the details of your relocation. In addition to the actual quote you’ll receive, this gives you a chance to get a sense of the company’s customer service.
The Final Step in Selecting Good Movers
Once you have done all your research and have estimates in hand, you may have a few good movers to choose from. How to make the final decision? It’s not just about the lowest price.
You will want to give your business to the company that offers the right combination of cost, professionalism, reputation, and customer service. In other words, a company like Corrigan Moving Systems!
Contact us for a complimentary consultation and quote for your move!