Interstate Moving In Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
As you can imagine, your hunt for an interstate moving company in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX will end up with a ton of internet results. For the most part, those companies will be legitimate and qualified. But, unfortunately, those results will also include teams that are, essentially, scam artists on the lookout for ways to gain money from their unsuspecting, vulnerable homeowners and businesses. At Berger Allied, we’d like to help you avoid such dealings, so we’ve come up with some helpful hints to point you in the right direction.
Be Wary Of Low Bidders
Above all else, be very, very wary of low bidders who offer a price that seems too good to be true. In essence, their lowball bids are indeed too good and are simply impossible. Normally, this approach is referred to as a “bait and hook” scheme, where these scam artists claim one price but demand another price (one that’s often astronomical), only to hold your belongings hostage until you pay them off. Stay clear of these kinds of teams by reading through reviews on Yelp and Google, as well as calling the Better Business Bureau to look into their past performance.
Ask For Quotes in Writing
When interstate moving teams come over to your house or place of business for an estimate, have them give you everything in writing. If they can’t do that there and then, request that they send the quote over my mail or email. Basically, if you don’t have a detailed evaluation in writing, you don’t have any proof of estimated cost and therefore no way of protecting yourself. Furthermore, it’s a good way to get potential interstate moving companies to clarify their fees for services.
Request Proof Of Licensing
One easy way to get rid of scammers is to ask for proof of licensing, insurance, and registration. Qualified companies will have no issues whatsoever showing you documents on the spot, but those teams who are only out there to steal money won’t be able to provide you with any of those things. Don’t fall for this trick – protect yourself accordingly – and avoid the chance of tremendous heartache.
Allied Van Lines’ US DOT No. 076235
Berger’s US DOT No. 00125665
Texas USDOT# 270329 TxDMV Certificate No. 00585038 2C
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Phone: 1-888-368-4689
BERGER TEXAS, INC.
17745 Lookout Road, Suite 240
Schertz, TX 78154