6 Tips for Hiring a Professional Moving Company
The success of your local or interstate move depends on the relocation services you get. That trickles down to the type of a moving company you hire. If you opt for a DIY move, you will still need moving labor to help you in heavy lifting, loading fragile valuables into a moving truck, or any other additional services. On the other side, if you decide on hiring a mover, you will have to do extensive research to ensure you end up with the best moving company. Luckily, Le Mars’s cheap movers have the necessary skills and equipment to handle moves smoothly and efficiently.
Below, are six ways to hire the right team for your commercial and residential moving processes.
1. In-Home Survey
A trusted and reliable moving company will request to conduct an in-home survey of your household goods to determine the weight and bulk of your cross-country move. The company estimator should check all of your belongings in the storage places like garages, drawers, bookcases, and cupboards. Often, full-service moving companies base their prices on the weight of furniture and the volume the valuables will occupy in a moving truck. Be sure to get an accurate estimate and understand the corresponding rates.
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2. Get a Thorough Inspection
A mover who conducts a quick walk-through without taking note of the items you want to move will provide you with an estimate that’s off the mark. A courteous and trained estimator will ask you questions concerning items that require heavy lifting or special handling. Therefore be ready to show the estimator all of the stuff you want to move.
3. Avoid Movers with a Name Switch
Mostly, rogue movers avoid getting assessed by the BBB by changing their business names now and then. Before you hire a company, ensure they’re fully licensed and insured. Also, check their association with the Department of Transportation and the American Moving and Storage Association. Their trucks should have the company’s logo, office address, and the services they offer. Read reviews on the Better Business Bureau to ensure they have a good track record.
4. Beware of Additional Fees
Often, a reliable office moving company, in Le Mars City, will help you in packing your valuables, loading, unloading, as well as unpacking. However, there are additional services like renting a moving storage unit, your heavy and bulky office furniture getting hoisted, handling fragile items, and so on. These services come with a price tag. Ensure you ask your moving company for any accessorial fees that you may need.
5. Avoid Paying a Large Deposit
A reliable long-distance moving company won’t demand a large deposit of cash payment before delivering your valuables on time and in good shape. However, if you pay in advance, it should not exceed 20% of the overall price. If you pay, you will no longer have control over your possessions, and you might not see them again.
To have a stress-free and smooth moving day, ensure you make the payment through a credit card.
6. A Low-Ball Estimate is not a Solution
Moving to a new state is not only cumbersome but expensive as well. Rogue movers know well that people will try to search for a company that offers cheap moving services. They will, therefore set low prices on their quotes to attract clients.
To avoid a stressful move, ensure you have compared at least four quotes from reliable moving companies. Don’t accept a quote that is 25% lower than the rest of the moving quotes.
If you want to relocate at an affordable moving rate, contact Le Mars cheap moving companies. Our primary objective is to make sure you get to the final destination safely and smoothly.
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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