A quick online search for moving companies in any area of the country turns up hundreds if not thousands of possible services to consider. However, there are some critical factors that are essential to check before hiring any relocation service.
Ask for Recommendations
One of the best ways to find a quality moving company is to ask friends, family, colleagues, or even professionals you know for a recommendation. Human resource departments, Realtors, contractors, religious leaders, and others that routinely work with people who have recently moved into or out of your area can provide insight into their moving experience.
Review the Company
If you get the names of a few moving companies through recommendations or online searches, take the time to review the company’s website. Look for information on the services they offer, their licensing and insurance, and the types of moves they complete. It is also important to check how long the moving companies have been in business.
Next, use independent websites to review past customer feedback. Look for trends in positive feedback, ratings, and comments on professionalism, care, attention, and a positive overall experience.
Get a Quote
The top moving companies always provide free, no obligation quotes. Ask for the quote in writing and make sure it itemizes all services discussed. Depending on the size of your move, an accurate quote can be done over the phone or using a virtual quote platform, or it may be done in-home. The larger the move, the more important an in-person quote will be to get an accurate understanding of the requirements for the move.