Sunday, April 15, 2012

How to select a right moving company

Moving from one home to another is not an easy process. The moving process itself can be quite complicated and annoying. However there are tips that will help you to make the process easy for you and your family. The most important part is to hire the right company to transport your goods.
Before shopping for movers you should decide what you are going to take to your new home and what you are going to leave behind. Then determine how much of the packing you are able to do yourself. This step is required in order to get accurate moving quotes from moving companies.
As anticipated, moving budget is a contributing point when hiring any type of service. The moving estimate must be provided in writing, never accept a verbal quote as your given estimate. In addition, the moving quote should also be arranged only from a mover who has thoroughly gone through your home and made a list of items that needs to be transported. Don’t accept quotes over the phone, you will be able to get general idea about the moving company, their provided moving services and prices. This type of quote cannot be accurate.
Ask the representative if they will disassemble and reassemble your furniture. Another thing you should pay close attention when comparing moving companies is what  service it provides for your money are what types of payment they will accept. Some companies do not accept credit cards or personal checks, you should be aware of it.
Ask your friends family members of their opinion with local movers they may have hired in the past. Ask the representative how long the company has been in business.
Once you narrowed down a few moving companies, check with your local Better Business Bureau to inquire of any past complaints and resolution. It is also very essential to check with Department Of Transportation, most of the US States require movers to be registered. Long distance movers are also required to put out their rate list and have it readily.
All licensed moving companies are required to provide basic liability coverage at no extra charge. Make sure you understand the level of protection and the course of action in the event of a damage or loss.