It is always urged to hire a professional moving company to assist you with a moving process. Professional movers are generally established companies in the moving industry with good customer base and great reputation. For beginners, be sure that you select a company that is properly licensed with your State and Department of Transportation and carries insurance in case the items get lost or damaged. It should not be one of those shady service providers who will be in business for a short time and disappear or change the name after a couple of months.
Contact accredited agencies like the Better Business Bureau and Department of Transportation to determine the reliability of the company. The company should have no or little complaints against them. You can also search the sites that allow customers to post reviews for service providers and check how the movers you plan to hire ranks among others movers. Another way is to google for the company name and see results that will discuss different problems with a specific company.
You will find good words and complaints for movers in review sites and moving blogs. One thing you should realize that even the best companies may have one or two complaints against them. But this is not a reason to panic, because if the overall rating is high you can count on that specific company for professional and good service. There is a good saying out there “You Can’t Make Everyone Happy”.
You should also contact your family and friends who have recently hired a moving company for referrals . Your real estate agent who is setting up the new home for you can aslo recommend good movers. If you are on mission to find quality movers in your area, make sure that you narrow down your options to at least three companies based on their provided services and moving quote.
Many consumers like to naturally accept price as a factor, it is not the authentication of a good company. The company may offer you the lowest quote, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will provide professional service. What counts the most is the service factor. Hiring cheap moving companies who provides low moving quote but do not provide professional service is simply unacceptable. Professional movers have all necessary tools and equipment to provide the required services.
You may ask whether it’s all-important to hire a professional company to transport your goods? Can’t I move my goods with some of my friends or family members? Well if you live in a studio or one bedroom apartment of course you can do so. But a regular home with two or three bedrooms has a lot of items and furniture, which will require a help of professional moving company.
Here is a list of movers by states, Source: www.Moverscorp.com