Moving houses is difficult: emotionally, financially and physically. However, to ease the move one thing everyone should do is hire a quality mover. Honestly, if you get a mover who is reputable, legitimate and experienced it will lift a tremendous burden off you. So how will you know who to pick? Below I’ve come up with a list of quality tips that will help you in finding a local mover who will get the job done effectively.
Before hiring any mover, collect reviews, check their ratings and customer feedback. Ask friends, colleagues and relatives the companies they have hired and their experiences. This will save you a lot of time in looking around and help you in narrowing down your choices.
Once you’ve short listed companies, request their moving cost estimates. This will help make your move cost effective and stay in budget. Compare moving costs of different companies and keep in mind the review and the cost to choose the best option for yourself.
When you request moving costs, make sure you don’t do it through email or a phone call. Request the movers to perform an in-home survey before telling you the cost estimate. This helps them understand dimensions and weights of the items you wish to move to your new house and in turn help you to get a better estimate of the cost you will incur.
A legitimate and reputable company will always accept to an in-home survey. If a mover refuses to do that, cut them out of your list.
Another thing to look out for is that a lot of companies may try to scam you. They will do this by giving you a cost estimate lower than the rest of the movers. However, once you hire them because of this reason and your household items are in their possession, they will raise their prices considerably. You will then have no other option but to pay them.
A reputable mover will not ask you for a heavy deposit before the moving. You should pay when your items are delivered. If you pay beforehand then you will not have a guarantee as to when you will see your belongings again. Another pro tip: while paying, use your credit card to help protect you from possible fraud.
Even after all the tips given above, you are confused and can’t decide who to hire, ask more questions. Whoever gives you satisfactory answers to the questions listed below, go with that company. A few things you can ask are:
i. Do you offer insurance? If yes, what kind?
ii. How do you handle fragile or specialty items?
iii. If items go broken or missing, how will your company deal with that?
iv. What is your cancellation policy?
v. What steps do you take to prevent property damage?
Following these amazing tips will help you find the best local mover in your area. So don’t forget to keep these things in mind next time you plan to use a local mover.
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