Learn what to ask and when looking for
a moving company – part 3
Screening Moving Companies - Part 3
Recommendations and Referrals
One of the most recommended ways to find a reliable moving company is to get a referral. If you know a friend or a relative that moved recently, ask them about their moving experience and if the have a positive opinion on the company they hired, ask for the number and request an estimate. Be sure to mention your referrer.
If you cannot get a referral, be sure to check what other customers of the moving company you consider, think about the company. Ask to speak with former customers and/or ask to see testimonials. It is very common nowadays for moving companies to post their testimonials on the company's website.
Referrals and recommendations are not a safe enough ground to hire a moving company. The fact that a moving company performed a local move for a relative, does not mean the company specializes in long distance moves as well. Be sure to check the company and learn its services before hiring it.
Another important factor of selecting a moving company is to check the company's governing authority. Whether you choose your company from a directory book, from a referral, or from an online search, it is smart to choose a moving company that is associated with a larger firm name.
For example: a company that is a local branch of a nationwide network has the advantage of working under additional firm rules and regulations. Another good idea is to hire a company, associated with the American Moving and Storage Association.
Comparing Moving Quotes
As you start collecting quotes from various moving companies, you will learn that there is a wide variety of costs, services and types of pricing. While some companies charge by the volume of your household, other charge by weight, and some charge on a per-item basis. These different methods will lead to various prices.
There are two ways to compare pricing and services:
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