You want to hire a moving company to cut down stress of doing the task all by yourself. However, in spite of hiring the best service provider, many people still face problems such as asking for more money than what the provider asked for before, damaging the belongings, disappearing with the goods, etc. So, you should hire a company after doing good amount of research and after reading customer reviews.Allow me to guide you in choosing the best and most reliable packers and movers for stress-free movement of your belongings.
How you will find a moving company
Most essential, look for a service provider after determining your exact needs - what kind of shifting you want - interstate or just changing neighborhood. For example, are you relocating from New York to New Jersey? If your answer is yes then search for a company that provides ideal interstate shifting services. If you are moving a few blocks away from your current home then choosing a known local company is enough.
Ask for referrals and advises
A good way to begin your search is to ask for recommendations from your friends and acquaintances. If they have hired a shifting services provider in the past they can easily help you get the contact details of the company. You will then be at the least risk of hiring someone who is a fraud and have chances of running away with your goods.Call local estate agents or go through local web directories
You can call some estate agents operating in your area to recommend you a few relocation service providers. You can also use the internet, if you have provision, to browse through local web directories providing ratings, phone number and address of a moving company in your area.Go through the phone book
Go through yellow pages or your local phone book to find companies under "Moving" section. If there are many companies listed then choose the ones that are into business for more than 10 years. You must zero down to companies that has a physical address and many positive customer reviews or comments. Always avoid a company that has no address on its website or valid phone number(s).Search online carefully
Spend adequate time when studying a company online. Many companies have no address, no history, or other personal information. Again there are companies that may ask for a fee to access their site. Try to avoid all such companies, as most of them are fraud or cheat.Don't hire moving brokers
In the Unites States, consumer protection laws for the "moving brokers" are not the same as hiring a company. So, risk of fraud is higher in these cases.
Doing necessary homework about packers and movers
Look for a company's name on sites like Yelp or Yellow Pages. You will find ratings, recommendations and bad reviews about companies that did scam.
Access the company site to get the address, phone number, email address, know the history, etc.
Get in touch with the company to ask for at least 3 references making it clear that you want the contact numbers of the past customers. Call them directly to know their reaction about the services received
Ask for USDOT Number and Motor Carrier license number, if your company provides interstate relocation services within USA
Compare the price of one company against a few more to hire one that is asking for a reasonable price to move your goods in your desired location
Know in advance how to get reimbursed for any damaged or lost items. Ask the movers for information on estimate or obligation to know how much they will owe you if they damage your belongings or lost during transfer
Avoid companies asking low prices, as this would mean dishonesty or low quality services on their part
About the Author:
Purushottam R Chandra writes exclusive articles for Top5th.co.in, one of the top packers and movers Bangalore
or packers and movers in Bangalore
. In this article, he tries to help people make a good choice when hiring a professional home shifting or office shifting company to get high quality service within their budget.
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