“Don’t hire for the sake of hiring. Hire because there is no other way to do what you want to do.” – Sam Altman
Sometimes, we feel not confident enough in doing a DIY move for the probability of making a lot of mistakes which can turn to a depressing turn of events. This is when we would hire the perfect people to do the job for us and also give us a sense of assurance along the way.
So, what do we need to do to find to right professional movers that we need? Here are some things that you need to consider:
As soon as you have a list of your prospect movers, do a background check. Check with Better Business Bureau if the company is certified or not. Also, you could check movingscam.com which has a blacklist of companies with a history of consumer complaints, as well as some helpful tips. Another way is to check protectyourmove.gov and verify if the company is licensed. Pull up the mover’s website or ask for a business card to check their address. Look up the listed address online or through the phonebook. Make sure that they are using a business address and be wary of residential ones. Being picky is important for you will put your money and valuables in their hands.
Always ask at least 3 companies to give you in-house estimates for their prices might vary. You could compare their prices and find that fits your budget. Moving to another and interstate may have different rules so always check with your mover for any binding agreement. Nonetheless, estimates for these movers are usually based on the duration and distance of the move.
During the in-house estimate, keep your eyes wide open for any red flags. Most reliable moving companies won’t ask for an initial cash deposit before your move. If you think that the mover seems to be money hungry, it might not be a legit one. Also, take note if they display any professional behaviors or not. If they’re tardy or not knowledgeable enough to answer your queries, look for another company ASAP.
People would always recommend those that they have a positive experience working with. Ask your friends, family or even your local real estate agents about their recommended movers. Don’t rely too much on websites that offer you the said services for you could never check their credibility. They could come up with fake reviews which can mislead you into putting their trust in them. You could actually visit the local office of the movers to get more ideas about their past clients.
Take extra caution in hiring because a lot of scammers have emerge in the market. Remember these helpful tips and try to find reliable movers. It doesn’t mean that you should necessarily go for topnotch movers but it’s about finding trustworthy fellows to help you make your move successful.