Relocating? Prepare to move with ease.

Movers-NorfolkWhether it is cross country or just to a  new city an hour away, relocating can be very challenging  experience for everyone involved. Especially if you don’t use reliable movers. Many people have either lost or had their possessions damage by movers who did not know what they were doing.   Choosing a reliable and experienced moving company can help ease these concerns.  But choosing a reputable mover is never a walk to the park, and thus you need to invest  some time and effort into it.   Taking the time to do research prior to hiring movers will help avoid future disappointments. If you are looking for the best movers, the following guidelines will help you to make informed decision.

First, determine the kind of services you need.

Movers offers various services ranging from transporting property to storage. Before hiring movers, ensure they can handle all your property from the start to finish. In nutshell, use a company that will handle all aspects of relocating

Confirm the moving company has insurance and  and is properly licensed.

Relocating is risky project any homeowner can take. Thus, you need to use a licensed and insured company to balance out some of that risk. Ensure the firm you are using has a compensation policy to repair or compensate any losses that may occur.

Get a estimate beforehand, and ask about any hidden fees.

While a cheap offer may sound like the best choice, it can often become the most expensive with those hidden fees adding up.  For example, many companies charge per stair when moving multilevel properties.  Unless these items are identified in the estimate do not assume it is included.

Get referrals.

Whether it is from friends, coworkers or family members, getting a referral from someone you trust speaks volumes. If you do not have anyone you can ask, go online and read the customer reviews.  These comments will give you insight into the services provided and whether the company has a history of customer satisfaction.

Once you have chosen a mover,  pay extra attention to how they handle your belongings.

By paying close attention to how the movers go about performing their duties will give you examples to site to their manager if there are any damages sustained. Professional movers will deliver your possessions in time and property will be secure.


How To Choose A Mover

Delivery ManThe process of looking for reliable moving services may seem difficult for the first time mover.  Thankfully, hiring a mover has never been easier.  The following five tips will help you to get a dependable mover, as well as, save you some money.

  1. Getting recommendations from friends and family members

Your family members and friends can be helpful when looking for a reliable mover.   Based on their own experience, they will have the ability to refer you to the best moving company.

  1.  Avoid scams by verifying the company with the Better Business Bureau.  There are many companies online that claim to be brokers but offer no viable proof.  Be wary of an scams that require payment upfront and do not clearly identify service terms.  A reliable moving company doesn’t depend on its size, but delivery of services. Therefore, don’t rush to make a deal with a company because of its fame and big name.
  2. Have at least three moving companies to estimate your move at home. A company should give you a written binding estimate, or a binding not-to-exceed estimate. Different moving companies will have different estimate values based on the time to be taken for entire move. Non binding, on the other hand, is not always the best since at the end the cost of moving must be greater than the estimates. Moving cost varies according to rules and regulations governing moving services. For instance, moving across states, estimates are made based on the weight of goods and distance to be covered. Moving within the same state usually requires the moving company to issue a written and signed binding estimate.
  3.  Choose a moving company that is properly insured and licensed. Ensure the moving license number is valid before settling with the company. You should also verify whether the moving company is insured. It is important to ensure that your goods are covered by insurance policy before you start relocating. If it’s not, then look for a supplemental insurance policy.
  4. Examine the rates the moving company charges, and compare it to the level of service promised. In most cases, rates of moving may vary according to seasons. There are low and high peak seasons. High peak seasons occur during weekends, holidays, and end months; while low peak occurs during week days. During high peak, rates tend to rise up since more people are moving, while low peak rates are low. Therefore, if you want to save some money avoid moving during high peak seasons.