What You Must Consider before Hiring Any Moving Company

July 16, 2018

Moving is often stressful. It is expensive, time-consuming and there is a very high risk of losing one or more of your items. This is why most people turn to move companies. Moving companies make the process smoother, less stressful and easier. All in all, if you make the wrong choice when hiring a moving company, things can go bad very fast. The wrong team can make moving a total nightmare. So what are some of the important things you need to do to find the best team for the job?

  • Research on the moving company thoroughly

This goes without saying. You don’t want to end up hiring a company that is known for losing clients’ items or extorting their clients, do you? When looking for the best moving company, you need to start by seeking recommendations from family members and trusted friends and colleagues. You will also need to search online for the moving companies in your area. Recommendations and online searches will help you compile a list of promising companies in your area. The next thing you need to do is due diligence on individual companies. Too many negative reviews are a red flag. You also need to check if the company has had a bad reputation in the past and what it was all about.

  • Ask for written estimates

Although going for the cheapest moving company is not the best way to go, you don’t want to spend more than you should on moving. That is why you should request estimates from at least three dependable moving companies. The ballpark figures will mostly be sent to you via email or by phone. Once you settle on the best company to work with, you should ask for a written final bid. This should come with full estimates in all the parameters based on the discussion you had earlier with the company. The written bid has to contain all the appropriate details of moving.

  • Hire licensed companies alone

When it comes to hiring professional help, you want to work with a company that is licensed and bonded. That way, you will be guaranteed of your items being well protected throughout the move. Being licensed also shows the company has gone the extra mile to be a dependable service provider. The Kinisol Boca Raton is one of the best moving companies you can hire in Florida.

  •  Check with the Better Business Bureau

The final step before hiring is to check the company’s history with the Better Business Bureau. This will help you better understand the company’s service history. You must do this regardless of how reassuring the salesperson is. You need to search for customer complaints, citations and customer ratings. If the company has a spotty record when handling customer complaints, you should consider hiring a different company.

Moving is stressful. The last thing you want is to pay extra and end up being even more stressed. The best thing is that it is easy to evaluate the reliability of a moving company. You just need to know what to look for and not compromise on anything.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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