How to Pick the Right Mover
Traditional review sources like local family and friends, combined with the review sites on the internet, make choosing the right moving company easier than ever. There’s a wealth of information on what moving companies are legitimate and which ones aren’t. At Top Movers, we offer you some of the best moving options, but it’s still good to know how to pick one option over the rest – the very best option. Ask People You Know Around Town and Elsewhere You probably know a family member or friend who has moved in the last few years. If you’re moving locally, reach out to those who moved and stayed in the same area as you. Ask what local moving company they used and how their experience was. Was the crew friendly? Did they handle furniture properly? Did the cost match the service quality? Ask friends and family who have hired national moving companies similar questions if you’re moving to a different state. A trusted review from a friend or family member is the best kind of information available. Do Internet Research on Moving Companies There are tons of business review sites, but some are more trustworthy than others. The first thing to keep in mind when browsing the internet is that not every review is true. Some people have ill-intentions and their reviews stem from pent-up anger – not actual experiences. Be mindful of this and use the resources below to complete the best research possible.
- Better Business Bureau (BBB): This is the most trusted business rating system in the nation. If you find a company with an A-rating on the BBB site, you can rest assured you’re looking at a respectable company. Ratings are based on things like the amount of complaints received versus the amount resolved. You can get useful information like this and real testimonial on the BBB website. Just type in the moving company you’re thinking about and see what comes up.
- MovingScam.com: This is the most centralized location for moving company reviews on the web. There’s a lot of interaction from experienced and future customers. The site is also monitored by a review team so reviews that are insignificant or unsubstantial are omitted.
- Company Website: Before you make a short list of the moving companies you’re interested in, visit their websites to see if they offer any promotions or pricing options. You can also learn a little bit more about the company’s background and any unique areas of specialty.
Contact the Moving Company Directly After you’ve reached out to friends and family and have completed online research, it’s time to make a short list of your top moving companies. A list of 3 should be more than enough. When you have your list together, call or email the moving companies you’re interested in. Get estimates, schedules and other information you can’t get elsewhere. After contacting each company, weigh the pros and cons of each. Then make your final decision.