Red flags to watch out when hiring Mount Prospect moving companies
Whether you are moving cross-country, state or even interstate, avoiding moving scams when hiring professional movers should be on top of your list. One should take time to sieve through the Mount Prospect cheap moving companies available to pick the best.
Failure to analyse the company before hiring may leave you broke, stressed and without your belongings. Rogue movers can easily be noticed in the market because their prices are unreasonably low and perhaps luring estimates. Such movers are neither insured nor licensed or even not professional. Before you hire a moving company, look out for the following red flags.
Ideally for any company to survive in the market, it should be insured to protect itself from lawsuits and be able to compensate their customers in case their goods are damaged. Professional moving companies should be insured. Thus if a company is not insured, it is a sign they are not legitimate movers. Without insurance, you can bet the moving company will not repay you in case the unforeseen happens.
Be sure to hire a moving company that is appropriately licensed by the state. For an interstate move, for example, your choice of mover should be licensed by the United States Department of transportation. Local moving companies are regulated by the same state where they operate. Thus before hiring a local mover, ensure they are allowed to work in your country.
Rogue companies lure customers with estimates that are too good to be true. Watch out for moving companies that give reasonable estimates even before seeing your belonging. A cheap initial estimate has been known to turn out costly in the long run. Make sure your mover sends one of their trained agent to your office or home for inspection before your moving day.
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Lack of binding estimates
Whether it is residential moving or office moving, it is advisable to hire a moving company that offers binding estimates. A non-binding estimate refers to quotes based on the estimated weight of your items. Thus with this estimate, your final moving price will change depending on the added weight. It’s for this reason low prices lure most customers at the beginning but end up paying highly in the end. It is therefore advisable to hire a mover offering a binding estimate or binding not-to-exceed estimate to be sure of moving at an affordable rate.
Poor customer reviews
These are customer opinions on the quality of the mover. Bad reviews are expected in any business. However many negative reviews cannot be ignored. Thus before hiring check out reviews sites as well as recommendations from friends. You should also check the company’s official complaint history for example if customers have filed a complaint with a particular company, you should also seek to know how the complained ended
The final payment
Always avoid dealing with a company that demands a considerable amount of upfront payment. Be it a deposit or the entire estimate amount, only pay a small percentage of the cost and pay the rest later. It is advisable to go for full service moving. With this package, all the packing, loading and unloading of your furniture, as well as unpacking of your kitchenware, will be done for you at no extra cost. The moving company should employ heavy lifting equipment at no additional cost
Get ready to move
It does not matter where you are moving to. Always be alert throughout the relocation process. Find Mount Prospect heap movers that can be trusted and with courteous personnel for the best moving experience. With a good mover, you don’t have to supervise movers load and unload your household goods. Finally find out if their moving trucks are well serviced and with sufficient moving, storage facilities. Do not forget to ensure your mover has adequate moving labour.
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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