When you are planning to move to a new area and searching for reliable movers, but you are unsure where to begin, you are not alone. At some point, we’ve all heard about negative moving experiences, so it’s important to do your research before deciding who will be handling your belongings.
Your move can be less expensive and more stress-free if you know what to look for and what questions to ask. Following these tips will increase the chances of you finding a moving and storage company you can rely on. You can find more information at mitmoving.ca.
Seek recommendations from others
Ask friends and family members for recommendations if you have moved in your lifetime at least once. You can ask relatives or friends who have recently moved, but your real estate agent, your colleagues at work, or even post the question on social media, such as Facebook or a trusted group, are also good places to ask. Any and all information you can get about a moving company is valuable, whether they recommend a good one or warn you about a bad one.
Reviews online can be helpful
A review site such as Google, Facebook, and Yelp can serve as a valuable resource to see how a business has treated its customers. You can learn a lot about a company by looking at poor reviews in regards to whether they attempted to rectify the situation and responded publicly to their customers.
It is also a good idea to check out the Better Business Bureau for information about local businesses’ trustworthiness. With an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Canada, we are proud of all BigSteelBox stores across Canada.
Visit the websites of each moving company
An organization’s website needs to be reviewed. In addition to providing moving tips and information, they should provide helpful pictures and videos that demonstrate their services. As well as learning which cities the movers serve, and getting some basic pricing for local, same-city moves, and optional add-ons, you should also find out what services the movers provide.
When it comes to long-distance moves, however, you’ll need to provide additional information to the mover directly to obtain pricing and to determine timing. Find out more about pricing long-distance moves by reading on.
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Make sure to talk to a real person at every moving company you consider
Based on recommendations from friends and online research, make a short list of possible movers and reach out to each company by phone or visit their physical address in person to speak with a representative. During regular business hours, a reputable moving company should be able to connect you with a live person, so if you are having trouble reaching someone, that could be a warning sign.
Every move has different logistics, and each is unique. Getting in touch with each company’s representative will provide you with all the details you need. It will also give you a good idea of their customer service.
Understanding the pricing process
It is important to understand the breakdown of charges even when pricing for local moves is pretty straightforward. There are many full service movers who charge based on the size of your truck, number of people, time/hours spent moving, and the materials used. Yet moving companies tend to avoid giving estimates of the time it will take to get the job done. It is important to understand your costs if, for instance, delays occur during the loading or unloading process, traffic, or the laborers take breaks.