Moving is Not Always Easy
Moving into a new home can be an exciting and yet stressful time for many folks. The actual process of getting your belongings from point A to point B can become daunting and while the right movers can make your move go smoothly, choosing the wrong moving company can disrupt your life and add unnecessary stress to an already delicate situation.
Choosing a reputable moving company is one of the initial and most important steps you will take in your relocation process. Although many are accredited, there are some movers who attempt to take advantage of their clients with hidden fees and false incentives. They are the ones you need to steer clear from and these vital steps will lead you on the right path to choosing one that works for you.
Choosing A Reputable Moving Company
There are many Brooklyn moving companies to choose from. Many appear legitimate and offer competitive prices. When choosing a reputable moving company you must do a thorough research on your candidates. Make sure the movers you pick are trustworthy and reliable.
Begin by checking if the companies of your choice have license authority to perform your move. Request a NYS DOT license number and refer to New York State Department of Transportation for verification. It goes without saying, if in any case the NYS DOT number is not accurate, cross the company off your list immediately.
Shop around for an estimate
Insure you receive the most accurate and reasonable quote on your move. The cardinal rule here is to be wary of very low estimates. Ask all questions that you may have. Some companies lure customers with promising incentives to get a contract.
If you come across a company from your list that offers much lower rates than their competitors, proceed with caution. The cost of your move will closely reflect on the quality of your move. You may be sacrificing other things that are actually more important.
Such as getting your valued possessions moved and delivered safely without damage. They are worth many times more than the cost of your move, both in monetary and sentimental value.
Request an on-site estimate
Make sure it includes everything in your home you wish to move. This will give you leverage. As often times an accurate estimate cannot be calculated without a visual survey of the items to be moved. Obtaining a binding estimate will lock in a price based on the services requested and deemed necessary during the estimate.
However if you add on items or services after the fact, you will be faced with additional charges. Depending on the type of move, local or long distance (interstate), you may be charged to obtain a binding estimate. Different states abide by different rules and regulations, be sure check with your state to determine what applies to you.
Check their credibility and reputation
Whether you used the World Wide Web to find the moving company of your choice or not, be sure to check to see if they have an online website. It may provide you with additional insight and answers to any other questions you may have, as well as testimonials from previous clients that can shed some light on what to expect on your big day.
Even though every company has had a few tough clients that may have felt they did not have the experience they were looking for, nonetheless be sure to check your company’s reviews online. A trustworthy company will provide you with any questions you have and will handle all of you needs and concerns in a prompt and appropriate manner.