Moving Companies in Lakewood California
You have probably heard many terrible stories of people who have been robbed of their belongings by movers purporting to be cheap moving companies. But why? It is the question that comes to mind.
At this age (21st century), there are many ways in which you can evaluate if the moving company you are about to deal with is a professional mover or just a scam. One of those ways is through online reviews.
Most of the Lakewood California, cheap moving companies have websites. Before you even think of reviews, if a company lacks a website just move on to another choice. Hiring such a company may be more stressful than doing the whole relocation thing on your own. The thinking is simple if a mover isn’t able to develop a website, how will they be able to handle all the heavy lifting of your household goods? See?
Back to reviews. Reviews will help you evaluate a professional mover from the multiple cheap moving companies. All companies depict themselves as cheap movers and having affordable services to lure potential customers.
What is contained in reviews that will enable you to make the right decision?
In reviews, people express their likes and dislikes of a moving company from their previous dealings with them. Therefore, reviews offer great insights on how the company treats its customers. You obviously want a company that will make the moving to another neighborhood stress-free.
Below are the things you will find in different reviews and how you can analyze them to pick the right cheap moving services:
Customer reviews will tell you if the moving company will help you arrive on time or will just keep you waiting. If the reviews are talking positively about the company’s time management, you can settle for them. However, if you find many negative reviews, look for another mover.
An example of a bad review: “I waited for hours before they arrived and worse, they took even longer to pack my belongings and load them into their moving trucks. I am disappointed!!!”
If you find such reviews for a moving company, do not waste your time hiring them. Additionally, the multiple exclamation marks show the magnitude of disappointment that the customer went through.
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You can also tell a lot from the review; probably the company’s workers were not well trained thus the slow packing and loading, the company lacks the necessary tools, and therefore furniture became hard to disassemble. It is also a simple thing to figure out that the customer also experienced slow service during unloading and unpacking of his/her items.
Great customer service
Reviews will let you know if the moving company has courteous employees or they are rude. The reviews will also tell you if the movers live up to their word on moving day as this is also part of excellent customer service.
A positive review, “The personnel was helpful in understanding my needs. They made the right estimate of the moving labor required, and their rates came with no hidden charges. I will hire them again.”
Such a review shows excellent customer service and that the company can be trusted. It also shows that the company gives the correct quotes of their services and that their prices have no hidden charges.
Types of Services
If the moving company is a scam, you will see reviews of people it has conned. However, a commercial moving company will have efficiently served some customers, and there will be reviews about those services.
You will be able to see the movers who offer best residential moving or office moving services from reviews. If your relocation involves long distance moving, reviews will assist you in picking the best full service moving package.
It is important to always go through a few reviews, especially if it’s a cross-country or interstate moving, as one review is not sufficient. Additionally, do not ignore reviews just because the relocation is on a local level.
Reviews will inform you whether your items will be secure with the moving company or not. You will be surprised at how informative some reviews are as they will even tell you if a mover is licensed, has an insurance cover or not.
You should not hire a Lakewood, California moving company that isn’t insured as you will be compromising on your security.
Some companies also offer moving and storage services. How can you allow a mover to store your items without being sure of security? Moving storage companies reviews should be a priority here.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.
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