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Best Places To Look For Professional Movers
Best Places To Look For Professional Movers

Whether you are moving two blocks away or across the country, moving can be extremely daunting. Apart from all the packing you have to do, you also need to find a reliable and trustworthy moving company so your stuff will arrive in one piece. There are numerous horrifying stories of moving companies that break people’s stuff, ask for outrageous amounts of money after the move and even refuse to unpack the stuff from the truck.

If you are wondering where to find a good professional mover, here are a few places to start:

Craigslist

Craigslist is the one site where you can literally find anything you are looking for. The advantage with this site is that most of the companies listed there are legitimate and reliable and you can see other people’s reviews about the company. Look for the best companies near your location and give them a call to get a quote and more information.

Phone book

Old is gold and that couldn’t be truer for phone directories. These huge yellow books only list registered and verified companies so you are less likely to find a rogue one there. The other advantage is that the list is fairly old so the companies you will find there have many years of experience and have been in business for years meaning they are reputable.

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Websites

The internet has made everything so easy and convenient. Just Google ‘moving company-your location’ and get a long list of companies. Better yet, visit websites that specialize in connecting homeowners to professional moving companies. By so doing, you can even get to see their quotes and compare a few companies before making the calls.

Recommendations

There is nothing like word of mouth to find trustworthy service providers especially movers. Ask your friends, colleagues and your real estate agent to give you good recommendations of companies they have used. The reason why personal recommendations is great is because someone you know has actually used the service and has first-hand experience with the company and their workers. Most people find it hard to trust online review because they can be fabricated but it’s easy to trust someone you know.

How to avoid being scammed

Finding professional movers is only the first step in that long process of settling for one. You have to do your due diligence to ensure the company you choose is not only legitimate but reliable as well. When you have a list of movers you have noted down from whatever source, it’s now time to do a background check on each one of them. Some of the best sites to do this include Better Business Bureau, American Moving and Storage Association and movingscam.com.

Finding a great professional mover can make the difference between a great move and a nightmare. Be sure to clarify everything that is included in the quotes so you don’t get blind-sighted with a crazy figure later-on. Feel free to ask any question you want beforehand.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

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I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

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Cristine Benoit
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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

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