Tips to find the best moving company for your relocation
How To Choose A Moving Company
Check out these tips when choosing a moving company.
The BBB (Better Business Bureau) is where you can see the companies accredited business profile and read reviews, and complaints if any. It would be wise to only consider companies that are BBB accredited and have good ratings. Websites such as Yelp, CitySearch and TrustLink are additional sites where you can read reviews. You can also request references from past clients of any company you are considering.
All legitimate and reputable interstate moving companies will be licensed and insured. Check with the USDOT (United States Department of Transportation) https://www.transportation.gov the company’s license number. You will also want to check they are insured, which can be done at the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) website Local or in state moves (intrastate) licensing and insurance requirements vary by state.
It is recommended to collect at least three estimates from different moving companies. An in home estimate, when possible is always advised. An estimator will do a walkthrough and give you an estimate based on what is being moved. Think about obtaining and comparing quotes from companies that provide estimates by weight (pounds) and companies that estimate by volume (cubic feet).
Sadly, scams do occasionally occur. However, if you take the time to research and check thoroughly all the companies you are considering, it shouldn’t be a problem. Do however pay attention to a few points.
When choosing a moving company with these tips in mind, the process will be straightforward and simple.